Archive for September 2013

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. Read more

FALL SPELLS MORE ANTI-WORKER AND ANTI-UNION ATTACKS BY THE HARPER CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT

Today Sunday September 29, 2013.                 

Fall has officially arrived last week and the Canadian Parliament is set to resume on October 16, 2013 after having been formally prorogued by Governor General David Johnston on September 13, 2013 at the request of Stephen Harper, leader of the Conservative government. Read more

Pension Plan Discussions: September 22, 2013

Sunday September 22, 2013.

In a bulletin to the membership dated September 19, 2013 Denis Lemelin National President of the CUPW informed us that in early September, the Union met with the Corporation and made a proposal to put in place a joint Working Committee to address “the realities of the pension plan”. Read more

Pacific Processing Centre: September 12, 2013

Today Sunday September 12, 2013.

Sunday greetings!  As you know, Canada Post is near completion of its new mail processing facility in Vancouver called the Pacific Processing Centre (PPC) which is scheduled to be in full operation by February 2014.  I have been following this issue very closely since the Corporation announced its plan to build the facility on October 21, 2011. Read more

C.D. HOWE INSTITUTE ATTACKS POSTAL WORKERS AND THE PUBLIC POST OFFICE.

On August 8, 2013 the C.D. Howe Institute released an E-brief (report) entitled “How Can Ottawa Deliver A Reformed Canada Post” prepared by Benjamin Dachis which received widespread news coverage by the monopoly media in Canada. Read more