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BARGAINING UNIT REVIEW UPDATE

 
 

2011-09-28
by Leslie A. Schous

CIRB Decision


CIRB Decision


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2011-07-22
Bargaining Unit Review - Update

Responding Submissions of Canada Post Corporation

Response of CPAA to Further Submissions of CUPW

CUPW's reply to CPC's response (French only)


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2011-05-18
by Leslie A. Schous

Bargaining Unit Review - update

The Canada Industrial Relation Board (CIRB) has given a preliminary decision in the CUPW application to take over CPAA members. The Board has declined Canada Post’s request to wait until next year to start hearings.

Instead, it will look at CUPW’s allegations that the bargaining structure is broken and can be fixed by allowing CUPW to take over CPAA members.

You can read the entire decision below. As usual, we will keep you informed of any developments.

CIRB Decision



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2011-02-04
Bargaining Unit Review - update

On January 31, the Canada Industrial Relations Board heard an argument by Canada Post that it was too soon to consider a bargaining unit review. CUPW is trying to convince the Board that most CPAA members and the RSMCs should be swept into their bargaining unit.

When Canada Post first signed a collective agreement with the postal workers union for the RSMCs, they had agreed that the RSMCs should be in a separate bargaining unit. That collective agreement doesn't expire until 2012. CUPW says the Board shouldn't pay any attention to the agreement they signed with Canada Post. Canada Post says a deal is a deal.

CPAA told the Board that it too had a deal with the Postal Workers, and that deal was that a separate CPAA bargaining unit was the right thing for labour relations. CUPW says that shouldn't matter.

We asked the Board not to consider the CUPW application at this time.

We also proudly pointed to the fact that we were able to bargain an excellent collective agreement, one that our members were proud of - one that we would have expected would bring labour peace to our members until the middle of this decade.

CUPW doesn't believe that should be a factor.

The Board panel said everyone had given them a lot to think about, but that they would get us a decision as soon as possible.

We'll keep you posted.


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2010-09-14
by Daniel L. Maheux

Bargaining Unit Review - update

The Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) requested a case management meeting for November 5, 2010. This meeting will involve all the parties which may ultimately be impacted by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), request for a bargaining unit review. Aside from CPAA, there will be representatives from Canada Post Corporation and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada (APOC) and the CUPW. The intent of this meeting is to determine whether the CIRB will entertain or dismiss the CUPW request. As more information becomes available, we will update you.


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