Archive for Danielle Desormeaux

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

“The Role of Collective Bargaining in the Global Economy: Negotiating for Social Justice” – written by Susan Hayter

Today Sunday September 1, 2013.

Dear Nader,

Wishing you and everyone a happy labour-day long week-end!  I thought that it would be fitting for the occasion to provide some material on the history of collective bargaining since collective bargaining is under serious attack by governments throughout the world who are espousing a neo-liberal agenda which seeks to deprive the working class of the right to make its claims on the tremendous added value it creates for the society in the course of carrying out work. Read more

CANADA POST ERRATIC BEHAVIOR AIMS AT ELIMINATING CLAUSES IN THE WORK CONTRACT WHICH THEY SAY ARE TOO RIGID AND CONSTRAINS CANADA POST IN ACHIEVING FINANCIAL VIABILITY.

Today Sunday August 25, 2013.

Dear Nader,

Sunday Greetings!  I am very proud and happy to resume the work of writing the Sunday e-mail.  As you know, the Sunday e-mail has developed into a fine news bulletin that provides timely information to both the Ottawa local executive committee and to the workers at the OMPP.  The Sunday e-mail proudly highlights the just struggles that postal workers are waging everywhere for their rights.  It also raises very important issues of concern to us all and promotes discussion on those issues amongst everyone. Read more