If we look at 2019, I think of my first year in Canada post. I realize that this great company has a strong future serving Canadians. But to succeed, we need to find new ways to work together, listen to each other, and be open to new solutions. I am committed to finding that way forward. As the CUPW collective agreement process now moves to arbitration, much more needs to be done from January on or after January to redefine our shared future. On all factor routes, there will be annual volume updates based on postal and DSD volumes from the previous year. The value of a row is adjusted only if the time is increased. • reinstatement of the two collective agreements with CUPW, including all workers` benefits, for the duration of the cooling-off period; From 1 January 2020, urban workers will be protected against inflation. This protection is granted during the last two years of the collective agreement.
If the cost of living increases by more than 5.33% during these two years, COLA protection will be triggered. This round of collective bargaining is thus concluded for rural and rural postal workers as well as for municipal employees. We hope that the new agreements will serve as a basis for the development of a collaborative working relationship between the parties. Collective agreements generally include wages and social benefits. They also include job descriptions and classifications, as well as a dispute resolution procedure (usually an appeal and arbitration procedure). “On June 11, 2020, Mediator and Arbitrator Elizabeth MacPherson delivered her judgment, which serves as the basis for new collective agreements between the Canada Post Corporation and the Canadian Postal Workers Union (CUPW). Decisions about our work and our future should not even have been referred to an arbitrator. Workers have the right to free and fair collective bargaining and, if our right is denied, it deprives us of our ability to negotiate solutions to the problems we face in the workplace.
Prior to the arbitration, the parties had united on a number of issues that will also be included in the collective agreement, and they are as follows: in 1989, the Labour Relations Board of Canada forced most Canada Post employees to unionize. Until then, CUPW had represented only “internal collaborators”, the Carriers Union of Canada “Outdoor-Mitarbeiter” Letters and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represented smaller units of skilled workers within the post office. . . .