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Cupw Upo Collective Agreement

16 Sep Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments
Cupw Upo Collective Agreement

We have made many efforts to resolve these negotiations and return to normal functioning. We have had to find a difficult balance, because we also have an obligation to keep the postal service strong and financially viable, not only for today, but also for future generations. In our efforts to find the right balance necessary to reach an agreement, we have done everything in our power to be fair to the staff while being accountable. In Canada, we have both federal and provincial human rights courts where people can appeal if their human rights are violated. However, it can be a difficult and costly process. By incorporating anti-discrimination measures into collective agreements, trade unions like ours play a key role in the fight for respect for fundamental human rights. Some languages of the collective agreement refer directly to discrimination – for example, fairness in the workplace and the duty to accommodate. Other languages promote human rights by applying a line of justice to broader issues, such as pensions or health and safety. Subsequently, when a strike vote is required, members vote whether or not to accept the national office`s recommendation to grant a strike mandate to management. And at the end of the process, members vote for the adoption or rejection of the provisional agreement. A collective agreement is a written legal contract that includes workers grouped into a single bargaining unit.

The contract will be concluded through collective bargaining between the union and the employer. Negotiations in 2016 resulted in an agreement on the implementation of a pay equity review for CSMRs. The revision is based on Canada`s Human Rights Act and the Equal Wages 1986 Guidelines. Under the agreement, a joint peer review committee is responsible for the work, consisting of three members of CUPW and CPC and two advisors, one of whom is appointed by each party. Thirteen months are planned to set up the audit committee and conduct a study on pay equity. Following the study, the agreement provides for a three-month negotiation period between the parties. If the parties fail to reach an agreement there, there will be a 90-day period for an arbitrator to hear the parties and make a decision. At any point in the process, if the parties are unable to agree on an issue such as comparison group, methodology, professional profiles, etc. .

 

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