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C-27 was introduced without notice or consultation with Canadians, pensioners, or unions and proposes measures that directly contradict election promises to improve retirement security for Canadians. If enacted, it will have negative implications for private and public-sector DB plans in every jurisdiction in Canada.

UPCE President speaks to Parliamentary committee about Task Force on Canada Post

The following has been posted on the national website and social media:

http://psacunion.ca/upce-president-speaks-parliamentary-committee

As announced publicly, the Government of Canada is conducting an independent review of Canada Post. The government has confirmed that Canadians from coast to coast to coast will have a say in the services they value and want. We invite our UPCE-PSAC members to share their views and/or concerns regarding the future of Canada Post by submission, social media, and/or answering the question of the week. The information can be found here:

http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/examendepostescanada-canadapostreview/index....

The Union of Postal Communications Employees “UPCE” has created its own scholarship program for UPCE members in good standing and their children.  

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL JUNE 30, 2016.

The official announcement letter and application form can be downloaded from our

Special Communiqué section.

More information on the separate PSAC program can be found here: 

PSAC Scholarship Program

Prorated Dues for Part-Time Members and for Volume Counter Members

UPCE-PSAC are pleased to announce, that the membership dues for members in both part-time and volume counter positions, will be automatically adjusted starting  February 1, 2016.  Thank you all once again for your ongoing patience during the lengthy resolution of this matter. 

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December 10th 2015

Every year on December 10th, Human Rights Day is observed in remembrance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.  This declaration, states that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, and therefore are entitled to civil, political, cultural, economic, and social rights.  It was proclaimed a common standard of achievement for all peoples and for all nations.

Canadians voted for change, PSAC calls on new Parliament to restore public services and repair relations with federal public service employees
 
OTTAWA –Canadians rejected the Harper Conservatives and voted for change on October 19 and that is good news for Canada, says the Public Service Alliance of Canada.
 

The Federal Government is in the process of drafting legislation representing an unprecedented attack on the retirement security of all Canadians.  If the Conservatives are re-elected and push through this legislation, the defined benefit pension plans of federally-regulated workers will be at risk of being converted to target plans with lower pension benefits for both retirees and active employees.

For more information: http://psacunion.ca/harper-conservatives-target-pensions-again

The UPCE National Executive is concerned over an article that was released by the Council of Canadians, this past July 30, 2015.  The subject of the article is privatization. The article seems to openly contradict Canada Post’s previous and multiple statements that there are no plans to privatize Canada Post.

The PSAC-UPCE’s primary focus was to ensure that Canada Post continued to make its pay equity adjustments for discriminatory wages paid from August 24, 1982 to June 2, 2002. The Pay Equity Project on the Canada Post side is now winding down and we started an internal project to review our members’ eligibility to a pay equity adjustment from the Union.

Just as it is the responsibility of Canada Post to pay the amount of the wage gap while a member was working for them, it is the Union’s responsibility to pay the amount of the wage gap for times a member was working for or attending Union functions. For example, it could be leave without pay for meetings or conventions during which a member received a cheque for salary reimbursement directly from the Union.

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