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C.U.P.W. Pacific Region
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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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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WORKSAFE BC APPROVES WAGE LOSS CLAIM RESULTING FROM HARASSMENT AT HANDS OF CANADA POST SUPERVISOR!

In a decision dated July 5, 2013, WorkSafe BC awarded wage loss compensation to a South Vancouver Delivery Center (SVDC) Letter Carrier in respect to a workplace absence that resulted directly from the harassment that she suffered at the hands of her supervisor, Carmelo Renzullo. As the ninety (90) day appeal period has now expired, the decision is final.

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