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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.

Canada Post says 10,000 have received pay equity cheques. 

(Vanessa Lu / Toronto Star)

The post office is set to place ads to find others who could be eligible for compensation in a case that has spanned more than 30 years.

(Complete article)

 

December and all the activity that surrounds this month is upon us.  As 2014 draws to a close, we hope that you will have an opportunity to reflect upon the year that has passed, and find quality time to spend with your loved ones, your family, and your friends.

Life is precious and it passes way too fast.  The Holiday Season is a good time to slow down, enjoy, and appreciate what is important to you.

Best wishes of the season, and all the best for 2015.

UPCE Collective Agreement books will be distributed to UPCE members this week.

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For employees at Head Office, you are asked to bring your employee ID card and go to the rotunda at the following times to pick-up your copy.

Date: November 27 and 28, 2014

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

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