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Another postal worker in Montreal takes his own life. This is the 8th death by suicide in Montreal within the past two years.

Last week, TVA, a Montreal television station reported that another Canada Post employee had committed suicide.  The postal worker was 57 years old and had been working as a truck

A bulletin from Winnipeg: Beware! The Eye of Mordor is watching!

As many workers in the delivery operation of Canada Post are aware, the Corporation has begun round two of restructures Modern Post style. Canada Post has not even completed rolling

Article 54 of the work contract and management’s duty to accomodate.

This week, the Sunday e-mail focuses its attention on the question of article 54 of the work contract and management`s “duty to accommodate” injured workers or workers with illnesses including

URBAN: Our Dues, LWOP, Temps and MIGS.

There are serious problems and inequities with how our Union Dues are assessed currently as per our National Constitution. Previous efforts to address these issues through constitutional amendments have failed.

A correction: Will the Internet Kill the Post Office?

***FULL DISLOSURE*** On December 15, 2013 I published a “meme” on facebook comparing mail volumes in 1988/89 with  the volumes in 2012. The figure used in the graphic for 2012

THE SUNDAY E-MAIL Ottawa Postal Workers’ News Bulletin January 12, 2014

Canada Post’s Propaganda Offensive For Wrecking -An article by Louis Lang-

ARBITRATOR KELLER ORDERS AN INDEPENDENT ERGONOMIC STUDY OF THE MULTI LINE OPTICAL CARACTER READER (MLOCR).

The current MLOCR’s at Canada Post have been installed in mail processing plants across the country as part of the corporation`s “Postal Transformation Initiative” to create a “modern post”, an

Mike Palecek’s 30 second audio clip.

Mike Palecek recorded this 30 second clip suitable for radio spots. Well done Mike!

Paul Cavalluzzo on CBC radio

Constitutional, labour and administrative law lawyer, recipient of the Order of Canada, Paul Cavalluzzo talks on the CBC about the charter challenge.

On Deepak Chopra’s statement that seniors want the chance to get exercise as they pick up their mail from community boxes: “I don’t think I have ever heard a more absurd statement in my life”

 

Using the digital (Adobe Acrobat PDF) version of our Collective Agreement

When I need to refer to our Collective Agreement (CA) I head for a computer (if available) before reaching for the book.

The same information applies to our National Constitution as well. The bookmarked pdf version of the Constitution can be found HERE.

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CANADIAN FOOD MONOPOLY MAPLE LEAF FOODS TO CLOSE THE SCHNEIDER PLANT IN KITCHENER BY THE END OF THIS YEAR

THE SUNDAY E-MAIL
O
ttawa Postal Workers’ News Bulletin
March 2, 2014

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On October 19, 2011 after more than a century of local meat-making tradition, Maple Leaf Foods announced that it would be closing the Schneider food processing plant and distribution centre in Kitchener, Ontario throwing 1,200 workers out of work by the end of this year. Read more

FIGHT TO KEEP THE PUBLIC POST OFFICE!

THE SUNDAY E-MAIL
Ottawa Postal Workers’ News Bulletin
February 23, 2014

The Difference Between Two Slogans Which Ostensibly Say The Same Thing Read more