Saturday Office Hours

Due to the increasing number of our members that have been trying to contact us over the weekend when our office has been traditionally closed your Full Time Officers have come forward with a plan to offer Saturday Office Hours for a four month trial basis. We would like to expand our service to our Edmonton Local Members and have all agreed that we would be willing to try this out for all of you.

Every month two of our Full Time Officers, Grievance, Health & Safety, Secretary Treasurer and President, will be available on Saturdays to book appointments to meet with you or take your calls. To accommodate this change in schedule we will also have to move one of our rotation days off to a day during the week as our schedules permit, please do call ahead if you need to meet with one of us during the work week so that we can ensure that we are available for you then too.

Starting in June Carl, Grievance Officer, and Nancy, President will be covering the Saturday openings. In July Todd, Secretary Treasurer, and Rashpal, Health & Safety Officers will be covering Saturdays. We hope to continue on this rotation through August and September. To ensure the Officer you would like to meet with is in office on the day you would like to meet please do book ahead.

We are happy to be able to offer you this extra service and are looking forward to seeing what we can do with it.

Nancy Dodsworth – President: 780-423-9000 ext. 1 Cell: 780-719-4555

Todd Brooks – Secretary Treasurer: 780-423-9000 ext. 2 Cell: 780-907-8000

Carl Hentzelt – Grievance: 780-423-9000 ext. 3 Cell: 780-940-2669

Rashpal Sehmby – Health & Safety: 780-423-9000 ext. 4 Cell: 780-915-2269

In Respect and Solidarity,

Your CUPW Edmonton Local Full Time Officers

Pay Equity Decision

Dear Members,

For anyone that has not yet heard, we have received the Pay Equity Decision from Arbitrator Flynn. “At this time, we can confirm that the arbitrator has ruled that RSMCs perform work of equal value to that of letter carriers. She has also ruled that a wage gap exists between RSMCs and letter carriers.” ~ cupw.ca

This is a huge win for all of us!!!

In the days to come our members at National office will be providing more information on what all of this will mean for all of us going forward. I know that some of you are worried about the impact of this decision on our negotiations and Canada Post may use that to try and divide us and take away the pride and accomplishment in what we have won, not only for CUPW members but for others in the labour movement as well. Please don’t fall for it.

Now more than ever we need to keep the pressure on Canada Post to bargain fairly for a good Collective Agreement with decent gains for all of us. By showing our support for each other, our Union and our Negotiators we can send Canada Post a strong message that we demand that they do what is right for all of us, no matter our group or classification, no matter where we work or how long we have worked for Canada Post.

Remember, Canada Post reported a 70 million dollar profit before tax in the first quarter of this year; traditionally this is our slower time of year! Our pension plan has shown growth year after year and was never the issue that Canada Post made it out to be. Canada Post is on track to continue to make huge profits on a continuous basis due to the increasing growth of parcel delivery. Don’t buy into any doom and gloom forecasts that you may hear, Canada Post is doing just fine and it’s about time it started sharing that with all of us!!!

For the best source of information and updates please go to our National website at cupw.ca. If you haven’t subscribed to CUWP e-digest you may want to so you can have the latest news delivered right to your inbox. Please check the bulletin boards in your workplace for updates and information too!

 
In Respect and Solidarity,

Nancy

Pay Equity Decision

CUPW – STTP
Canadian Union of Postal Workers – Edmonton Local
18121 – 107 Avenue Edmonton Alberta T5S 1K4
Ph: 780-423-9000 Fax: 780-423-2883

Dear Members,

For anyone that has not yet heard, we have received the Pay Equity Decision from Arbitrator Flynn.

This is a huge win for all of us!!!

In the days to come our members at National office will be providing more information on what all of this will mean for all of us going forward. I know that some of you are worried about the impact of this decision on our negotiations and Canada Post may use that to try and divide us and take away the pride and accomplishment in what we have won, not only for CUPW members but for others in the labour movement as well. Please don’t fall for it.

Now more than ever we need to keep the pressure on Canada Post to bargain fairly for a good Collective Agreement with decent gains for all of us. By showing our support for each other, our Union, and our Negotiators we can send Canada Post a strong message that we demand that they do what is right for all of us, no matter our group or classification, no matter where we work or how long we have worked for Canada Post.

Remember, Canada Post reported a 70 million dollar profit before tax in the first quarter of this year; traditionally this is our slower time of year! Our pension plan has shown growth year after year and was never the issue that Canada Post made it out to be. Canada Post is on track to continue to make huge profits on a continuous basis due to the increasing growth of parcel delivery. Don’t buy into any doom and gloom forecasts that you may hear, Canada Post is doing just fine and it’s about time it started sharing that with all of us!!!

For the best source of information and updates please go to our National website at cupw.ca. If you haven’t subscribed to CUWP e-digest you may want to so you can have the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

In Respect and Solidarity,

Nancy

 

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