Archive for Postie Opinion

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

Postal Banking Comments from Marion Pollack

Why postal banking?

There are a number of reasons to support postal banking. These include: Read more

12 things you can do to fight back (in no particular order)

The following was written by Marion Pollack and posted on the CUPW Facebook page. Reproduced here with permission. 🙂

I have heard many CUPW activists talk about the need to fight back. I agree, and want to suggest 12 very concrete ways to fight back. Read more

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 out Postal Transformation across the country and they are already back for more “efficiencies” in Winnipeg. They are in the process of amalgamating depots and cutting even more walks which in turn puts even more strain on some of our workers just to complete their daily duties on time and safely. Read more

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 mental illnesses as disability is one of the protected grounds of the Canadian Human Rights Act and no discrimination on this basis is allowed. Read more