Archive for June 2013

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 driver at the mail processing plant in Saint-Laurent, Montreal. Read more

CUPW National President condems Conservative Member of Parliament for his remarks in the House of Commons.

This week, the Sunday e-mail is featuring a letter that our National President Denis Lemelin wrote to Pierre Poilievre, a Conservative member of parliament on May 29, 2013.  The letter severely criticizes Poilievre for the remarks he made in the House of Commons on May 7, 2013 while he was defending the government`s budget implementation bill, bill C-60. Read more

Canada Post: Under attack from within. (Or: The spinning spin of spinners revisited)

On February 13, 2013, the CTV News published a story in which they reported that “Sweeping cuts may be ahead for Canada Post as the Crown Corporation faces a $327 million operating loss”. The story went on to state that “Canada Post is considering: reducing home delivery from five to four, or even three, days” among other things. Although these statements are not directly attributed to CPC spokesperson, Jon Hamilton, Hamilton is quoted in the story as saying “all options are on the table“. Read more

CUPW wins arbitration award that will benefit all postal workers throughout the country

In a written decision dated March 19, 2013 arbitrator André Bergeron allowed national policy grievance # N00-10-00001 dealing with the collective agreement retroactivity during the strike and lockout period for the collective agreement of 2007-2011. Read more

News Release by Canada Post

Canada Post Group of Companies lifted from $58-million loss by $109-million gain from sale of downtown Vancouver plant
Expects substantial financial loss for the year
May 29, 2013

Ottawa (ON) – The sale of a mail processing plant in downtown Vancouver lifted the Canada Post Group of Companies1 to a profit before tax of $51 million for the first quarter ended March 30, 2013. If not for the $109-million gain from the sale, the Group of Companies would have had a loss before tax of $58 million for the first quarter. The Group of Companies reported a loss before tax of $73 million for the first quarter of 2012. Read more