The UPCE 16th Triennial Convention was held at the Hilton Lac Leamy Convention Center in Gatineau, from September 27 - 30th, 2014. It was great to see the UPCE family once again. Thank you to all the delegates, observers and guests who attended the Convention. The Convention delegates elected the following National Executive;
We are pleased to announce that an MOA has been signed between UPCE/PSAC and the Canada Post Corporation regarding pro-rated dues for part-time members and volume counters. As I’m sure you aware we have been manually processing submitted claims for Volume Counters back to April 2012. A copy of the original communication to Volume Counters can be found as a Special Communiqué under the Communiqués section.
Canada Post has now implemented a two tier pay system, one for existing employees, one for new employees. Your bargaining team voiced their objection to this during the last round of negotiations. As of May 12, 2014, Canada Post will now be paying new employees 15% less as a starting wage.
Your union provided a "head's up" to Canada Post that, once this two-tier system kicks in, there will be issues with the pay of Volume Counters. Canada Post ignored our concerns.