In our June 28 bulletin (bulletin # 082), we explained that in the current round of negotiations, the parties (CUPW and CPC) agreed to amend some provisions and classifications related to groups 3 and 4.
On July 4, 2019, the parties signed an agreement to implement the provisions that had been agreed to prior to the back to work legislation being adopted. These new provisions include changes to these two groups.
Many rumors have circulated about the changes to the MAM-10, MAM-11, MAM-11 C-3, EL-5, EL-5 foreman and VHE-9 (mechanics) who have the heavy vehicle mechanic qualifications. Here are the facts:
1) Groups 3 and 4 are both still in the collective agreement;
2) Group 3 changes:
3) Group 4 changes:
A Language Review Committee for Groups 3 & 4 comprised of two members selected by the Union and two members selected by Canada Post will soon start the work on trying to streamline the roles of the lead hands in Groups 3 & 4 and create a single “Group” for Engineering and Maintenance.
The mandate of the committee is to:
Upon completion of the review and if the National Executive Board and the Corporation reach an agreement on all provisions for a combined Group, the collective agreement will be deemed to be modified as of the date that a memorandum of agreement is signed by both parties.
This committee does not have the mandate to review the wage charts in Appendix “A”.