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SPRING EDUCATION SEMINARS – MAY 2016, HARRISON HOT SPRINGS, B.C.

February 5, 2016

TO: ALL LOCALS – PACIFIC REGION

RE: SPRING EDUCATION SEMINARS – MAY 2016, HARRISON HOT SPRINGS, B.C.

The spring education seminars for the Pacific Region will be held at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa, 100 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. (Phone 1-800-663-2266). The courses will run Thursday, May 5 (evening) to Sunday, May 8, 2016. The following courses are being offered:

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Members Ratify Collective Agreement with Dynamex

The Private Sector Bargaining Unit members who work for Dynamex Canada Ltd. have ratified the first Collective Agreement to represent all CUPW members who work for Dynamex in British Columbia. The new Collective Agreement is now in full force and effect.

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RSMC Overtime

On October 15, 2015, the employer and the Union went to arbitration regarding an RSMC claim for overtime during the month of December 2013. The RSMC had submitted a letter to their Supervisor(s) informing them that he did not wish to work beyond his scheduled hours without getting paid for the additional work.

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PEL 5-day “Advanced Shop Steward” Course - Jan. 24 - 29, 2016

November 5, 2015

TO: ALL LOCALS – PACIFIC REGION

re: PEL 5-day “Advanced Shop Steward” Course

The Pacific Region has scheduled a 5-day Advanced Shop Steward course from January 24 to 29, 2016. This CUPW course will be held as part of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Winter School at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa, 100 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs, B. C.

This 5-day course is for experienced steward. Participants will look at their strengths and areas they want to improve. They will practise face-to-face communications, including dealing with management. They will collectively examine strategies for shop floor mobilization and recruiting new stewards. They will review grievance investigation basics and process, staffing and the Short Term Disability Plan (STDP).

Prerequisite: Basic Shop Steward

To be considered all applications must be signed by your Local President or their designate. Please mail completed applications to the attention of Irene Kwan, Administrative Assistant, CUPW Pacific Region, 999 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster, B. C. V3M 1G2 or fax them to (604) 525-6821.

As this course is offered under the PEL provisions of our collective agreement, all costs including loss of wages, transportation and meals will be paid by National Union.

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

The deadline for registration is 3:00 p.m. on Monday, December 14, 2015. Please ensure your applications are in by that date, any application received after the deadline will not be considered.

In solidarity,
Tom Jackson
Education & Organization Officer

 
EMPLOYEES REQUIRING ACCOMMODATION MAY NOT BE DENIED 48 HOURS’ NOTICE OF A SHIFT CHANGE!

altWhen Canada Post seeks to change shift hours and/or days of work for employees in Group 1 (postal clerks, despatchers & mail handlers) and Group 2 (Letter Carriers & Mail Service Couriers), it must first ”meaningfully” consult with representatives of the Union and provide no less than 48 hours’ advance notice to the affected employees.

Should Canada Post fail to provide the required notice, the Collective Agreement requires that it pay the affected employees at the rate of time and one-half for all hours worked on the first scheduled shift following the change:

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