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C.U.P.W. Pacific Region
Apply to attend the People’s Social Forum

Interested in attending a historic event?
Apply to attend the People’s Social Forum

This summer a historic event will be taking place in Ottawa from August 21 - 24th – The Peoples Social Forum. This event will bring together activists from all movements and organizations who are fighting for the environment, Indigenous people, peace, human rights, women’s rights, social justice, equality, youth and much more. The event will hold various workshops on topics and issues that are a fundamental part of our national constitution as well as issues that are important to us all as workers.

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BC Teachers Picket Lines

The Teachers are now engaged in full scale job action.

At this point in negotiations, few of the teachers’ issues have being resolved. Our public education system is under attack by our right wing governments just like Canada Post while people like Christy Clark enroll their children in private education classes to avoid the cuts they have imposed. It can be easily seen why teachers are on strike.

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Pacific & Prairie Regions – PEL 5-day Education Seminar: Sept. 7 to 12, 2014

June 18, 2014

TO: ALL LOCALS – PACIFIC REGION

RE: Pacific & Prairie Regions – PEL 5-day Education Seminar
“Advanced Shop Steward” Course
“Effective Communications” Course

The Pacific Region is pleased to announce that the next 5-day Education Seminars will be held in conjunction with the Prairie Region in Gimli, Manitoba from September 7 to 12, 2014. These are Paid Education Leave (PEL) courses so we are limited to twenty (20) participants in total or ten (10) in each class.

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BCTF Strike: Picket Lines and the Right of Refusal

As a result of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) strike, Canada Post has predictably re-issued its order book notice, “Crossing Picket Lines”. In that order book notice, Canada Post employees are instructed to cross BCTF picket lines under threat of suspension. While Canada Post’s preoccupation with a punitive labour relations approach continues to astound, we continue to retain our rights under the Collective Agreement and Canada Labour Code.

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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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