CUPW Pacific Region
999 Carnarvon Street
New Westminster BC
V3M 1G2

Tel: (604) 525 0194

Fax: (604) 525 6821

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Friday October 21 2016

RSMC Unit: NEB Minority Report
Thursday October 20 2016

RSMC Unit: Ratification Vote Tabloid
Thursday October 20 2016

Urban Unit: NEB Minority Report
Thursday October 20 2016

Urban Unit: Ratification Vote Tabloid
Thursday October 20 2016

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C.U.P.W. Pacific Region
PEL 5-day “Leadership Skills” Course - February 5 to February 10, 2017

November 9, 2016


re: PEL 5-day “Leadership Skills” Course

The Pacific Region has scheduled a 5-day Leadership Skills course from February 5 to February 10, 2017. Please note the dates advertised by the CLC in the CLC Pacific Region Winter School brochure are incorrect.

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.

The Leadership Skills course is about communications, both on the shop floor and in the community – but it doesn’t stop there. The wide range of topics covered include: history, media literacy, quality of work life (QWL) programs, shop floor tactics, campaign building, dealing with conflict and problem-solving.

This 5-day course gives shop stewards and other union leaders an opportunity to improve their communication and shop floor organizing skills. Participants will increase their confidence to represent members and to communicate union policies and programs. This course is recommended for local officers and shop floor leaders who have some experience already and want to develop stronger communication and advocacy skills. Participants who complete this course are expected to work with Local and Regional leadership to implement union endorsed campaigns and other initiatives.

Please note that course registration will be done through CUPW. Applications will be available from your Local Union Office.

To be considered all applications must be signed and submitted by your Local President or their designate. Completed and signed applications will then be mailed by the Local Union Office 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 Friday, December 16, 2016. 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


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Ratification Process
Friday September 2 2016

Now that we have tentative collective agreements that have been recommended by the majority of the National Executive Board (NEB), what are the next steps?

Details Of Tentative Agreements

Tuesday August 30 2016

After 10 months of difficult negotiations, CUPW and Canada Post have reached tentative collective agreements for each of the Urban and RSMC bargaining units. Details below but more information on each point will be available in the coming days and the draft agreements will be made available to all members.

Alert #8 – Agreement In Principle

Tuesday August 30 2016

We have worked relentlessly for the past few days with the assistance of Special Mediator William Kaplan and the head of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services, Guy Baron, to finalize our negotiations.

Tentative Agreements

Bargaining continued until the early hours of this morning and we have now achieved two agreements in principle, one for each of the RSMC and Urban Bargaining Units. The negotiating committee has unanimously recommended to the National Executive Board that we accept these agreements in principle. The majority of the National Executive Board has voted to accept these agreements and are recommending that the membership ratify them. We achieved these agreements because we remained strong and maintained our strategy.

Ratification Votes

The tentative collective agreements must be ratified by a majority vote of the members in each respective bargaining unit. The ratification vote process can be found in section 6.18 of our National Constitution.


The details of the tentative agreements will be provided in future bulletins. Information about ratification votes will be sent out in the near future. 

Thank you!

The members of the negotiating committee thank everyone for all of your support and solidarity activities during this difficult round of negotiations. The last few days have been difficult with the on again - off again job activities. Thanks to all of you for being patient. We could not have achieved these tentative agreements without your support.


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