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Special Needs & Moving On projectsThe Special Needs and Moving On Projects provide resources and support for workers at the post office whose children have disabilities. The projects are available to members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and the Union of Postal Communications Employees (Public Service Alliance of Canada). The Special Needs Project is geared to families with young children; the Moving On Project is for adult sons and daughters with special needs. Life is more demanding when you work and have a child with special needs. Learn more about our Special Needs and Moving On projects.

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Alert #3 – CPC Says No To Government Request To Extend Strike Mandate

Thursday August 25 2016

Things are moving quickly. The National Executive Board (NEB) has been meeting since early this morning. The press conference has been postponed until further notice.

Canada Post Refused Extension

Yesterday, the Government proposed that the parties agree to a 24-hour extension of our strike mandate. The NEB agreed to this proposal but Canada Post refused it. How many more times will the Government allow Canada Post management to ignore its requests? The Government also stated that it will appoint a high-profile mediator.

What Now?

Based on Canada Post’s refusal to agree to the 24-hour extension of our strike mandate, we have issued our 72-hour notice of strike activity. We will be in a legal strike position as of 11:59 pm Sunday, August 28, 2016. The NEB will inform everyone if, when and what strike activities will occur. Please monitor all communication channels so that you are informed.

Why Issue the 72-Hour Notice?

We never wanted a strike. We wanted to negotiate good collective agreements for all CUPW postal workers. Canada Post did not want to negotiate. Canada Post wanted to force rollbacks and concessions on us. Canada Post has left us no choice. We will stand and fight against rollbacks, for retirement security and for pay equity. We are determined to improve both collective agreements. This is why we have issued our 72-hour notice of strike activity today.

Now is the Time to Stand Our Ground!

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

Today’s Press Conference Has Been Postponed Until Further Notice

Thursday August 25 2016

For Immediate Release

OTTAWA - Today’s press conference has been postponed until further notice.  More information will be out shortly.

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For more information, please contact Aalya Ahmad 613-327-1177 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Postal Workers To Give Update On Negotiations

Wednesday August 24 2016

Media Advisory                                                                              

OTTAWA – Representatives of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers will hold a media conference on Thursday August 25th at 10 am EST.

WHO:             Mike Palecek, national president, Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) and others

WHAT:          Media conference

WHEN:          Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 10 AM Eastern Time

WHERE:       377 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 1Y3, first floor meeting room

WHY:             Update on status of negotiations

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For more information, please contact Aalya Ahmad, CUPW Communications, 613-327-1177 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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