Canada Post offers new, inferior job security
Negotiations took place from January 28 to February 1 in Ottawa. Cam MacDonald joined the bargaining team this week replacing Kristin MacLean who resigned from the team. Our thanks to Kristin for her past contribution and a warm welcome to Cam.
The Union team presented proposals on mental health and well-being in the work place and again reviewed a number of our previously presented proposals with the employer. The text of the new proposal for Article 15 Health and Safety will be posted on the web site shortly and a separate bulletin with more details will follow early next week.
The CPC team provided the Union team with specific proposals on Job Security and a new Corporate Training Initiative called the Employee Development Fund.
For current Employees, the employer is proposing the elimination of indefinite assignments. If you have been assigned to a vacant position one level lower than your previous position (A6 to A5), CPC is seeking the ability to appoint in the assigned position after one year. If you accept the appointment your wages will be frozen, or red circled at your previous job rate according to article 31.07.If you decline the appointment you will be laid off.
The employer has proposed a separate appendix on Job Security that would apply only to anyone hired after the signing of a new Collective Agreement. It will create new and inferior job security provisions. There will be no job security for the first five years of continuous service. After 5 years of indeterminate continuous employment a worker might have to accept a bargaining unit position anywhere in the country. The 40 kilometre protection would apply only after ten years of indeterminate continuous employment.Work as a term employee will not be counted.
We want to hear from you – after the next set of bargaining dates February 18 to 22, all team members will be attending local meetings to provide updates on bargaining and answer any questions that you may have.
Your Bargaining Team
Date Modified : 2013/02/01