Comrades & friends,
Activities continue to ramp-up to give our members as many opportunities as possible to not only learn about CUPW union basics but also get involved in the demand-development process of Negotiations 2022. Economic democracy, meaning, your active participation as a worker in union events, is what determines the policy we want to put forward for our next collective agreement, and how much leverage we wield during bargaining. This battle cannot be won by our elected officers alone -- we need mass buy-in and participation. If we don't all do our part, we are effectively saying that we are fine with how CPC treats us. No active solidarity means no struggle, and without struggle, there can be no victory.
This week's dispatch delivers our latest newsletter throwing shade at CPCs attempt to "rainbow-over" their horrible management of the pandemic, as well reminders for our Intro to CUPW Webinar, the first of four especially important GMMs, and meet-ups for RSMCs and our Women's Committee to focus on their respective approaches to the busy months ahead.
Highlights: New webinar explaining how our union works - National campaign to prepare our membership for the next round of negotiations - The ugly truth behind the Epoch Times - Resources for those with mental health struggles (Read more >>)
If you plan on being a postal worker for most of your working career, you owe it to yourself to learn about the rights, benefits, and opportunities that are available to you because you are represented by CUPW. Tonight at midnight is the deadline to register for this webinar opportunity. (Read more >>)
RSMCs (LINK) and the local Women’s Committee (LINK) are both having (virtual) meet-ups to help educate members on the importance of the upcoming Regional Conferences and how they relate to Negotiations 2022. If you have opinions on what workplace improvements should be made for RSMCs and women at Canada Post, this is chance to meet like-minded people and build those ideas into actual policy.
The deadline to register for our next (online) GMM is Friday, Feb 5 at noon. The official meeting notice, online guidelines, and registration information can all be linked below. Anyone with a smartphone or computer is able to easily connect to the meeting -- no need to download any new programs or apps, and you don’t have to turn on your camera if you’re feeling shy. These meetings are very informative and efficient, made all the better by having as many of our members are possible participating. More hands makes lighter work! (Read more >>)
To stay aligned with the newest health guidelines, our office remains locked and available by appointment only. We are trying to conduct all meetings with members over the phone or via video conferencing. Exemptions can be made for unique circumstances. In either case, please call (780) 423-9000 to arrange an appointment with the appropriate officer. We are extremely busy in the office trying to put out a thousand different fires, so please leave a message if you’re unable to catch us on the phone.