Last week, QA Courier, a bike courier company in Montreal fired five of its six bike couriers for walking off the job. The couriers refused to work because a winter storm, which dropped 40 cm of snow on the city, made their working conditions unsafe.
In honour of International Women’s Day 2019, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) created a poster celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike, commemorating all the women who helped Canada’s labour movement come into its own in the early 20th century, and those who continue to fight today.
Days four and five of the arbitration on our collective agreements have now been completed. On February 19, 2019 we introduced evidence related to letter carrier delivery and over burdening. On February 21, 2019, National Union Representative Nicolas Presne testified on the technical aspects of letter carrier work. Following video evidence of Cari-Anne Gordon, a letter carrier from Saskatoon on her route, she testified about the difficulties of using the back-to-back method, particularly in extreme cold. This is just one of the hazards that letter carriers have to deal with.
On February 12th, 2019 the Union introduced its first witnesses in the arbitration of the collective agreements.
Correcting the injustices done to us by the unconstitutional 2011 special legislation, health and safety, overburdening, precarious work and equality are our main focus.
Changes To The Canada Revenue Agency Automobile Allowance Rates - On January 4, 2019, the Canada Revenue Agency increased the per-kilometre non-taxable automobile allowance. In accordance with clause 33.01(b), changes to the Canada Revenue Agency’s automobile allowance rates become applicable sixty (60) days following the Canada Revenue Agency’s effective change date.
At the end of January, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) was present at the unveiling of a commemorative stamp featuring Albert Jackson — Canada's first black letter carrier — more than 100 years after his death.
Support Postal Banking - Download and Sign the Petition
Canada needs a postal bank. Thousands of rural towns and villages in our country do not have a bank, but many of them have a post office that could provide financial services. As well, nearly two million Canadians desperately need an alternative to payday lenders. A postal bank could be that alternative. Download and sign the petition urging the Government of Canada to instruct Canada Post to add postal banking, with a mandate for financial inclusion.