In order to be a good union member, you have to be very demanding. I've tried my best with these demands. My hand is stretched out as far as it can go.
While our postal contract won't get renegotiated until next year, the individual demands have to be in by April of this year.
CUPW is short for Canadian Union of Postal Workers.
* A special casual designation for retirees who continue their employment on a temporary basis (Canada Customs does it why not Canada Post?)
* Material Handling Equipment operators designated as "Term Despatchers" with six -month contracts
* An easy way to rehire retired CUPW members quickly without causing undue hardship to his/her family
* Reasonable reimbursement for unused sick leave credits if management wants a "sick insurance scheme" or certified-only sick leave
* Buyouts for senior CUPW members if management wants rollbacks on pre-retirement leave or annual leave
* Buyouts according to seniority for employees declared surplus in the section where they are working
* Getting the biggest raise in 2007 with good raises in the following years
* Requiring some overtime for all shifts in a section if casuals are in that section
* Raising the requirement for an unofficial interview for using sick leave from three occasions to eight
* Tripling the shift premium for weekend work (Many CUPW members value their weekends for quality time with their families. If there has to be weekend work, then workers should be compensated accordingly.)
CUPW "Goes Postal"