Canada Post members set priorities at national bargaining conference

Delegates representing approximately 1,500 Canada Post members working in administrative, clerical, technical, and professional roles gathered at their national bargaining conference held May 9-11 in Ottawa.  

During those three days, delegates reviewed, discussed, and prioritized bargaining proposals and elected their bargaining team. The PSAC-UPCE collective agreement expires August 31, 2024. 

Delegates also showed solidarity on the picket line with Union of National Employees members working for Best Theratronics, who went on strike on May 10. 

Key Issues 

Members identified several key issues to bring to the bargaining table, including:  

  • Wages that keep up with the cost of living; 

  • An end to the two-tier provisions in the collective agreement such as on the pension plan; 

  • Prioritizing health and safety, including improvements to leave and benefits; 

  • Improvements to language around telework, job security, and hours of work. 

Delegates elected their bargaining team comprised of UPCE president Claudia Labonté, Jamie Benoit, Sylvain Samoisette, Jocelyne Ménard, Lana Van Bradt, Trevor Garden, PSAC negotiator Hassan Husseini and research officer Ted Klassen. Bao-Thanh Nguyen, Krystina Mogene and Daljit Ghag were elected as alternates.   

The bargaining team is looking forward to a productive and respectful round of bargaining that makes important gains for members at Canada Post.  

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May 17, 2024