CUPW Pacific Region
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New Westminster BC
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RSMC Unit: NEB Minority Report
Thursday October 20 2016

RSMC Unit: Ratification Vote Tabloid
Thursday October 20 2016

Urban Unit: NEB Minority Report
Thursday October 20 2016

Urban Unit: Ratification Vote Tabloid
Thursday October 20 2016

Rollbacks – Where Did They Go?
Thursday October 20 2016

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C.U.P.W. Pacific Region
Ratification Process
Friday September 2 2016

Now that we have tentative collective agreements that have been recommended by the majority of the National Executive Board (NEB), what are the next steps?

Details Of Tentative Agreements

Tuesday August 30 2016

After 10 months of difficult negotiations, CUPW and Canada Post have reached tentative collective agreements for each of the Urban and RSMC bargaining units. Details below but more information on each point will be available in the coming days and the draft agreements will be made available to all members.

Alert #8 – Agreement In Principle

Tuesday August 30 2016

We have worked relentlessly for the past few days with the assistance of Special Mediator William Kaplan and the head of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services, Guy Baron, to finalize our negotiations.

Tentative Agreements

Bargaining continued until the early hours of this morning and we have now achieved two agreements in principle, one for each of the RSMC and Urban Bargaining Units. The negotiating committee has unanimously recommended to the National Executive Board that we accept these agreements in principle. The majority of the National Executive Board has voted to accept these agreements and are recommending that the membership ratify them. We achieved these agreements because we remained strong and maintained our strategy.

Ratification Votes

The tentative collective agreements must be ratified by a majority vote of the members in each respective bargaining unit. The ratification vote process can be found in section 6.18 of our National Constitution.


The details of the tentative agreements will be provided in future bulletins. Information about ratification votes will be sent out in the near future. 

Thank you!

The members of the negotiating committee thank everyone for all of your support and solidarity activities during this difficult round of negotiations. The last few days have been difficult with the on again - off again job activities. Thanks to all of you for being patient. We could not have achieved these tentative agreements without your support.


Sylvain Lapointe
Chief Negotiator, Urban Unit
George Floresco
Chief Negotiator, RSMC Unit


August 10, 2016



The fall education seminars for the Pacific Region will be held at the Whistler Conference Centre, 4010 Whistler Way with accommodation at the Aava Whistler Hotel, 4005 Whistler Way, Whistler, B. C. The courses will run Thursday, November 3 (evening) to Sunday, November 6, 2016. The following courses are being offered:

Pacific & Prairie Regions – PEL 5-day Education Seminar “Advanced Shop Steward” Course & “Turtle Island” Course

June 28, 2016


RE: Pacific & Prairie Regions – PEL 5-day Education Seminar
“Advanced Shop Steward” Course & “Turtle Island” Course

The Pacific Region is pleased to announce that the next 5-day Education Seminars will be held in conjunction with the Prairie Region in Gimli, Manitoba from September 18 to 23, 2016. These are Paid Education Leave (PEL) courses so we are limited to twenty (20) participants in total or ten (10) in each class per Region.

The courses being offered are as follows:

1. Advanced Shop Steward

This 5-day course is designed for experienced Shop Stewards. Participants will look at their strengths and areas they want to improve. They will practice face-to-face communications, including dealing with management. They will collectively examine strategies for shop floor mobilization and recruiting new stewards. They will also review grievance investigation skills and Short Term Disability Plan do’s and don’ts. You know your members and they trust you. This course will give you the tools you need to better defend the membership, inform them about Union campaigns and principles, and build solidarity in the workplace.

Consideration for attendance will be limited to members who have completed the Basic Shop Steward course or equivalent.

1. Turtle Island

The Turtle Island course gives an overview of the history of the indigenous people of Turtle Island (North America) as told by Aboriginal workers, who also facilitate it.

Participants will begin the process of understanding the shared struggles of Aboriginal People and Unions. They will deepen their understanding of the general concepts of partnerships and representative workforce. Providing factual information will dispel the current myths and misconceptions that surround Aboriginal People. In a positive environment, participants will examine the barriers to diversity in the workplace. By exploring their personal attitudes towards an inclusive work environment they will build their capacity to become instruments of changes. For solidarity to occur, organized labour and Aboriginal people must work together for both to achieve their goals.
As these courses are offered under the PEL provision of our collective agreement, all costs including loss of wages, transportation and meals will be paid by the National Union.

Interested members should be made aware that all sessions of the courses offered are mandatory and that there will be some evening sessions.

The deadline for registration is 5:00 p.m. on August 10, 2016. Please ensure your applications are in by that date, any application received after the deadline will not be considered. All applications must be approved by your Local Executive and the registration form must be signed by the Local President or designate.

In solidarity,

Tom Jackson
Education & Organization Officer

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