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WELCOME TO THE TORONTO LOCAL OF CANADIAN UNION OF POSTAL               WORKERS 

Welcome to the official web site of the Toronto Local of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. We are the Toronto Local representative of CUPW, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.

We hope this site will become a place where our members can keep up to date on the latest news and events involving the Toronto Local CUPW.

For our members there is a News/Bulletin section to keep you informed of latest news, and a Secretary-Treasurer's Report section that will keep you informed of important meeting schedules and events, including matters concerning your union and other services and information available to you. If you have any questions or general inquiries, feel free to Contact Us and one of our officers will be more than happy to assist you.

 

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WORLD PRIDE - TORONTO 2014

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers: 

This is an exciting year for the LGBTTQ community as it celebrates the 30th anniversary of Pride Day in Toronto as well as holding World Pride! 

Members from National, Regional and Local will be in attendance with their friends and families.   

Those wishing to attend the parade have the option of joining us at the staging area or fall in at the marchers check in area (see overleaf) for directions.                                                      

As we are limited to 80 feet at the staging area we are limited to space there.   

As there will be world-wide attendance this will be a long parade.  Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.  You may wish to bring a change of T-shirt in case you get wet (sometimes this happens). 

I wish you all a great day and hope to see you all there.

 

In solidarity, 

 

MEGAN WHITFIELD President

C.U.P.W. Toronto Local 

June 19/14

 

RESULTS OF THE TORONTO LOCAL EXECUTIVE ELECTIONS 2ND ROUND

 (RUN OFF) FOR THE

2014- 2017 TERM.

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers: 

The results of the above-mentioned election are as follows: 

PRESIDENT

Total ballots cast: 2603

Darryl Ellis                              1047

Megan Whitfield                   1546                            Elected

Spoiled            5

Blank               5 

1st VICE PRESIDENT

Total ballots cast: 2558

Adele Chaplain                       1237

Bhargav Trivedi                    1279                            Elected

Spoiled            17

Blank               25 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY-TREASURER

Total ballots cast: 2560

Alice Ho                                  1008

Sharon Paris                          1515                            Elected

Spoiled            10

Blank               27 

RECORDING SECRETARY

Total ballots cast: 2562

Halyna Koba                           1085

Sanjay Sapra                         1441                            Elected

Spoiled            13

Blank               23 

SOUTH CENTRAL C.S.S.

Total ballots cast: 2562

Jey Iyadurai                           1323                            Elected

Donna Smith                           1195

Spoiled            14

Blank               30 

WEST AREA L/C C.S.S.

Total ballots cast: 2542

Liz Parry                                1415                            Elected

Bruno Rossi                            1063

Spoiled            15

Blank               49 

Congratulations to those elected and thanks to all who participated. 

In Solidarity, 

Doug Jones
April 1, 2014

 

Canada Post is a Public Service

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

On December the 11th,2013 Canada Post announced the elimination of door to door delivery in urban areas by 2019. The announcement came a day after Parliament adjourned for the Christmas Break. Your National Union received a telephone call from CPC at around 7:00 a.m. giving your Union a “heads up” but did not receive the actual package on the five point plan until 10:30 a.m.

Earlier this year Canada Post held selected Town Hall meetings across Canada after the Conference Board of Canada released a report called the “Future of Postal Service in Canada.”  The main objective of this report was to cut services NOT create and add services.

The Canadian Postal Service Charter mandates Canada Post to provide a universal accessible mail delivery system.  CPC’s competition is not even discussing eliminating door to door delivery.  They are looking at ways to improve their business and working with their customers. CPC in the meantime has closed corporate retail stores while the competition has opened up new store fronts.

Canada Post claims to be losing millions of dollars but at the same time are doing a multitude of renovations to the Gateway Plant and across Canada for the expansion of MLOCR.  This machine will only handle letter mail which is a service CPC insists has and will continue to drop in volume.

Instead of investing in the areas where there is  growth for CPC re: parcels, pubs and ads, working with small businesses; CPC’s answer is to eliminate services to Canadian Citizens instead of expanding and looking at a business plan for the future that provides and maintains the existing door to door delivery.

In the midst of the busiest time of the year Postal Workers are once again asked to do more with less, in spite of this volume records for parcels have been broken not once but twice so far this year.

Postal Workers are left to wonder how big this year’s bonuses will be for management.  Will it be as big as 2012 or better? Just think if the five point plan is implemented how big the bonuses will be while seniors, disabled and all citizens of Canada worry about how they are going to pick up their mail.

Members, their families and friends should contact their Member of Parliament and voice their desire to continue to provide a long tradition of providing good and dependable public services for the citizens of Canada.

In Solidarity,

 

Joanne Leader

2nd Vice President, Toronto Local

Canadian Union of Postal Workers

December 13, 2013

 

PHONE SYSTEM AT UNION HALL

The phone system at the Union Hall has developed further issues affecting more Officers lines. The phone in the Secretary-Treasurer’s office is locked and the phone company is either unwilling or unable to resolve the problems. They are saying the system is no longer supported.

There is one last option which I will be pursuing with the phone company to resolve the issues, failing that we will have to look at other options/ alternatives including third party equipment.

In the mean time I can be reached at 647-909-1165, please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

You can continue to reach us by email; the Local general number 416-241-9294 and our staff will forward that message to the appropriate officer. In case of an emergency call the Regional Office at 905-671-0158 and speak to one of our staff or leave a message. We will endeavor to have our communication system issues resolved in the very near future.

Re-Construction of Union Hall.

The reconstruction phase is moving very well, there is some work that was not covered by the insurance company that is being done. The IT system has to be connected and the company is in the cleanup phase and adding the finishing touches. We should be able to fully occupy the Hall in the very near future.

Thank you for your patience during this period of repair, but this work had to be done also the Officers is sorry for any inconveniences to the membership.

In Solidarity,

 

Doug Jones
Secretary-Treasurer
December 10, 2013

 

ARTICLE 47.11 RESTRUCTURING

&

ARTICLE 48.04 –

MEAL ON ROUTE, GROUP 2

 

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers: 

Two grievances were filed for the letter carrier restructures that were implemented at Toronto Station “T” on May 14, 2012 and the other station was for Weston “B”. 

The issue for these grievances being filed was that the route measurement officers for Canada Post & local management for Canada Post did not provide a meal location for motorized letter carriers on route.  

Arbitrator Von Veh allowed the grievances and following is some of the highlights from his decision: 

a)    The Corporation ignored communications from the Union dated November 21, 2011 and December 21, 2011 requesting assistance in location suitable meal locations for routes located in Toronto station “T”. 

b)    The Corporation ignored communications from employees dated May 14 and May 16, 2012 requesting suitable meal locations for routes located in Toronto Station “T”. 

c)    No steps were taken by the Corporation to in any way assist employees in locating locations for suitable meal breaks, bearing in mind criteria for meal locations set forth in Article 48.04 (a). 

ORDER: 

·         The Corporation and Union are ordered to assign an equal number of representatives to a committee to review each restructured route within Toronto Station “T” and a view to determine whether for each route there exists a suitable meal location.  Such suitable meal location must comply with the criteria for meal locations set out in Article 48.04 (a) and the three (3) minute travel time allowance set out in Article 48.04 (f).  Such determinations are to be completed on or before January 31, 2014. 

·         Should the parties not identify a suitable meal location for any of the restructured routes within Toronto Station “T’, then, such routes shall be adjusted to permit employees on such routes to return to the postal installation in order to have his/her meal.  The adjustment of such routes shall be finalized on or before February 28, 2014. 

·         The Parties are directed to determine what, if any, compensation is owed to any employees in Toronto Station “T” by virtue of the provisions of Article 48.04 (b).  Such determination shall be completed on or before February 28, 2014. 

·         I remain seized of any outstanding issues pertaining to these grievances. 

·         The terms of this Order apply to all restructured routes at Weston Station “B”. 

Trusting you will find the above informative, we remain,                                                                                                                       

In Solidarity, 

Joanne Leader,                                                                                                  Stacey Mills,

2ND Vice-President,                                                                                             3rd Vice-President,

CUPW Toronto Local.                                                                                         CUPW Toronto Local.

 

JL,SM:w

 

Pension Update

Sisters and Brothers:

Everyone is concerned about the state of our pension plan, and we want you to be aware of everything that has happened for the Corporation to get relief from the money they owe to the pension plan that would be sustainable.

The Conservative Government has informed Canada Post of its intent to introduce regulations that would provide relief from the need to make special payments in the Canada Post pension plan.  This relief would be for 4 years from 2014 to 2017.  This according to the Conservative Government would provide a period of time for the Corporation to transform their business plan and our pension plan.

It is disappointing that the bonuses were not cut off for management as that would have been millions a year in savings.  But without this pension relief Canada Post would have had to have made special payments of 1Billion dollars in 2014 which they can't afford.

Since 2011 Canada Post has utilized the solvency relief measures available to all Agent Crown Corporations under the Pension Benefits Standards Act 1985 to reduce solvency payments.

Over the next 4 years many things could change and interest rates and investments could skyrocket.  There could be a new Government after 2015 and the circumstances of our pension could change again.  Services could change where we could be successful in same day delivery parcels, banking and any other services that would add revenue to the Corporation.  The Union has been arguing this for years. 

The Corporation’s argument is always negative saying that interest rates could stay low, and the fact that people are living longer benefits would have to be paid out for a longer period of time.  They say this with no qualms of taking 2 bonuses a year amounting to millions.

Having said all this it is our intention to watch closely how the plan is doing over the next 4 years, talking to actuaries and informing the membership on a regular basis how the pension plan is doing.  In the meantime normal pension contributions from Canada Post and from Plan Members will continue to be made during this relief period.  There will be no change at this time in the benefits and pension payout.

In Solidarity,                                   

                             

John Slattery                                             Darryl Ellis

4th Vice-President, Benefits Officer       President, Toronto Local, CUPW

Toronto Local, CUPW

 

RECONSTRUCTION OF UNION HALL

47 DENSLEY AVENUE

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

In regards to the reconstruction of the Union Hall, as turns out it is a huge project but at this stage we can update you on the following:

                -The drywall, taping, plastering and sanding is complete.

                -Currently they have started priming/ painting the walls.

                - Also they have started installing new ceiling tiles.

The family/ differently abled washroom is well underway. When completed it will be an overdue convenience to our members and will bring the building up to standards.

At the present moment the Secretary-Treasurer’s direct phone line is locked (can’t retrieve messages) we have contacted Bell in trying to resolve that issue. So, for the time being call the main line and leave a message the staff will forward it to me as soon as possible.

Please continue to mail in your concerns, we receive mail on a daily basis. If you call the main line 416-241-9294 and leave a message our staff will forward those messages to the appropriate officers.

In case of emergency call the Regional office 905-671-0158. We will continue to keep you up to date of the progress and look for bulletins and check the C.U.P.W. websites.

 

In Solidarity,

 

Doug Jones                                                         Darryl Ellis
Secretary-Treasurer                                       Local President
November 15, 2013                                                                                                        

 


RESULTS OF THE ELECTION
TO ELECT THE “ELECTION COMMITTEE”
OCTOBER 15, 2013 G.M.M.

The results of the election held at the October General Membership meeting to elect the “Election committee” for the Executive general elections are as follows:

OWEN EDWARDS                                                                             ELECTED

MANJU KHANDUJA                                                                        ELECTED

CLAUDETTE LIVINGSTONE                                                            ELECTED

ILYAS MODHI                                                                                     ELECTED

GURPREET NIJJAR                                                                            ELECTED

PAM TASCHUK                                                                                  ELECTED

LINCOLN APPADURAI

NICLOLE HEATER

STACY PRITCHARD

ROSANAH RAMPERSAD

MIKE SWEENEY

JAMES JACOBS

JACOB ARENDS

Please note that the names are in no particular order. Congratulation to those who were elected and, thanks to those who participated.

In solidarity,

Doug Jones
Secretary-Treasurer.
October 16, 2013

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SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR OCTOBER 2013

 

Meetings for the month October, 2013

Meeting / Event

Date

Time

Location

South Area Shop Stewards

Oct 15

5:00 PM

* See below

Gateway West Shop Stewards 

Oct 15

5.00 PM

*

West Area Shop Stewards

Oct 15

5:00 PM

*

South Central Shop Stewards

Oct 15

 5:00 PM

*

Gateway East Shop Stewards  

Oct 15

 5:00 PM

*

Executive Committee Meeting  

Oct 11

9:00 AM

Regional

General Membership Meeting

Oct 15

7:00 PM

*

Human Rights & Anti-Racism Committee 

TBA

 

 

Women’s Committee 

TBA

 

 

The General Membership Meeting and the Shop Stewards meetings will be held at the Montecassino Hotel 3710 Chesswood Drive, Toronto.

 

In Solidarity

 

Doug Jones
Secretary-Treasurer

 

SPECIAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
TO ELECT DELEGATES (10)
AND
 VOTE ON RESOLUTIONS
FOR THE ONTARIO FEDERATION OF LABOUR
12TH BIENNIAL CONVENTION
MERIDIAN BANQUET AND CONVENTION CENTER
2301 KEELE STREET, TORONTO
SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 AT 7:00 P.M.

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

The above-mentioned Special General Membership Meeting is scheduled for September 25, 2013 at the Meridian Banquet and Convention Center 2301 Keele Street Toronto at 7:00 P.M.

The Toronto Local is accepting resolutions for the O.F.L. 12th Biennial Convention.
Resolutions must be received at the Toronto Local by September 23, 2013. You can send resolutions either by fax: 416-249-8764, e-mail
djones@cupw-sttp.ca or hand delivered. Resolutions should preferably be typed and “must be limited to 150 words or less.”

In order to be nominated to be a delegate you must be a M.I.G.S. (Member in good standing) and have attended 50% of the General Membership Meetings (GMM) in the previous 12 (twelve) months.

Trusting you will make every effort to attend this important meeting. 

In Solidarity,

 

Doug Jones
Secretary-Treasurer.
September 19, 2013

 

METRO WEST C. & D. 6.05 NOTICE

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

On July 19, 2013 the Corporation at the National level sent the Union a notice changing the current post office.   Effective October 20, 2013 the Metro/Toronto Collection & Delivery Retail West Post office and the Metro/Toronto Collection & Delivery Retail East Post Office will be deleted.   A new post office will be created; the new post office will be called“Metro Toronto Collection& Delivery Retail Post Office.”

Also, the “final sort” section in the Metro West & Metro East Post Office will be deleted and a new section would be created called “final sort” in the Metro Toronto collection& Delivery Retail Post Office.

On September 3, 2013 the Scarborough and Toronto Local met to discuss the impact of these changes. The C.U.P.W. National Directors for each region was also in attendance.  The consultation with the employer is scheduled on September 13, 2013.

Ever since the implementation of Postal Transformation, your Union at every level,when meeting with the employer have put C.P.C. on notice that the routes, tours and the new staffing profile for clerks, etc. are insufficient.  The routes do not capture all time values, provide locations for meal on route and workers will have higher I.O.D. claims.

With the amount of force backs, compulsory overtime for letter carriers and the use of temporary workers in Group 1 and Group 2, how can the employer continually take the position that there is sufficient staff.

The boundaries of this new post office will be from (Erin Mills Parkway) Mississauga Depot 3 to Whitby, north to Richmond Hill, south to 600 Commissioner.

The Local is not in agreement with any of these changes and once again the employer hasn’t thought these changes out, and the impact it will have on the workers.

Your Union will keep you advised of the outcome of the meeting.

In Solidarity,

 

Joanne Leader,

2nd Vice-President,

CUPW Toronto Local. 

JL:w

September 5, 2013

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JULY 8TH, 2013 FLOOD/ WATER DAMAGE

UNION HALL

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Please be advised that the Union Hall is still not accessible due to ongoing clean up and renovations. In order to address your concerns please do one of the following:

1)    See your shop Steward

2)    Contact your Chief Shop Steward

3)    The Secretary-Treasurer and 4th V.P. phone can receive messages.

4)    Call the main line 416 241 9294 and leave a message, we will contact the appropriate Officer and have them return your call

5)    Mail in concerns as usual, the mail is picked up daily

6)    For emergences call the Regional Office at 905 671 0158

We will try to keep you up to date, please check the Local and Regional websites and your bulletin boards regularly.

In Solidarity

 

Doug Jones
Secretary-Treasurer.
September 3, 2013

 

September 3, 2013

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR SEPTEMBER 2013

 

Meetings for the month September, 2013

Meeting / Event

Date

Time

Location

South Area Shop Stewards

CANCELLED

7:00 PM

Union Hall

Gateway West Shop Stewards 

CANCELLED

 

Union Hall

West Area Shop Stewards

CANCELLED

7:00 PM

Union Hall

South Central Shop Stewards

CANCELLED

 

Union Hall

Gateway East Shop Stewards  

CANCELLED

 

Union Hall

Executive Committee Meeting  

SEPT 13

9:00 AM

Union Hall

General Membership Meeting

SEPT 117

7:00 PM

Union Hall

Human Rights & Anti-Racism Committee 

TBA

 

Union Hall

Women’s Committee 

TBA

 

Union Hall

 

 

In Solidarity

 

Doug Jones
Secretary-Treasurer

 

August 21, 2013

dear sisters/brothers:

 

 

RE: Labour Day Parade

 

Contrary to the bulletin that stated that:

 

The Van for disabled members is full and unfortunately this year seats are not available on the trailer due to the insurance policy”

 

We now have additional space for TEN more members who are either disabled or retired.

 

These spaces will be determined on a first come first serve basis.

 

in Solidarity,

 

John Slattery

Organization Officer

Toronto Local

4th Vice President

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REPAIRS AT THE UNION HALL

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

As a result of the severe rain, storm and flooding July 8, 2013, there was significant damage to the Union Hall. It is necessary to have repairs done to the building.

During certain phase of the repair the Hall will not be accessible, therefore to address any concerns you may have please see your Shop Stewards or contact you Chief Shop Steward.

We are hopeful that the individual offices will be ready for occupancy by August 20, 2013 but the meeting hall will not be ready for use. So, we are trying to book a suitable alternative in order that we can have our General Membership Meeting.

Below is a list of the Chief Shop Stewards, the Assistant Secretary-Treasurer and the Recording Secretary:

SHARON PARIS                        647 783 1406              ASSAITANT SECRETARY-TREASURER
DAVE BALMER                         647 783 1637              C.S.S. WEST/ SOUTH TRANS
MEGAN WHITFIELD                647 783 1723              C.S.S SOUTH CENTRAL
RENO BORG                              647 783 1451              C.S.S. SOUTH AREA WICKETS
JANE MARSH                            647 783 1453              C.S.S WEST AREA WICKETS
BASIL HARRICHARAN            647 783 1450              C.S.S. GATEWAY WEST
ADELE CHAPLAIN                   647 783 1448              C.S.S SOUTH L/C
KEN CAMERON                       647 781 3463              C.S.S WEST L/C
TONY BRANCH                        647 783 1729              C.S.S G.L.&T
JENNIE BUTLER                       647 783 1454              C.S.S GATEWAY EAST
MARK LUBINSKI                     647 783 1459              RECORDING SECRETARY
DOREEN COOK                       647 783 1457              C.S.S- RSMC’S

We will keep you informed of the situation from time to time, please check the website and look for further bulletins.

In Solidarity,

 

Doug Jones
Secretary-Treasurer.
August 12, 2013

 

SHOP STEWARDS INAUGURAL MEETING

MAY 4, 2013

9:00 A.M.

UNION HALL 47 DENSLEY AVENUE

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

The inaugural Shop Stewards meeting is scheduled for May 4, 2013 starting at 9:00 A.M.

 

This is an unpaid meeting, lunch will be provided.

 

If you have any questions including your status as a Shop Steward please see your Chief Steward. Thank you for your attention regarding the above mentioned, and hope to see you at the meeting.

 

In solidarity,

 

Doug Jones

Secretary-Treasurer

April 25, 2013

 

Downsizing and Closures

   Retail Offices

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers: 

Your Local Union over the past several months have been attending consultations with the employer on downsizing of the retail wickets and the closure of Retail Post Offices.  As a result the employer has closed Etobicoke D , Loblaw’s/Kiosk, and downsized Toronto Station P, The Bank Towers, 145 The West Mall and many more. 

At each consultation your Union is informed that the Corporation is losing money and volumes are down.  However, they are not telling the complete truth to the Union or its members.  As an example Loblaw’s/Kiosk has received an award for Best Medium Outlet and has made a profit and the trend in sales have increased since the lockout. 

In the Toronto Star Newspaper dated April 18, 2013 it has been reported that CPC has made a profit and parcels have increased for 2012. 

CPC turned a profit but didn’t give workers the Corporate Team Incentive; however the “experts” (supervisors) received a bonus on our backs.  Instead of reinvesting in the public service the Public received cutbacks to services.  Shame on Canada Post. 

The National Union has launched a campaign to save the Retail Counters further details will follow. 

The membership should get involved in this campaign as these are our jobs to protect.  You will be notified in a bulletin soon on what actions you can take.

 

In Solidarity 

 

Joanne Leader                                 John Slattery                           Darryl Ellis

2nd Vice President                            4th Vice President                     President

April 19, 2013

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE 

Union Dues 

If you work in the “Toronto Local” area you should be paying $ 74.37 in Union Dues each month. If you believe you are a member of the Toronto Local and you are not sure compare your pay stub with your co-workers. If you are paying more, then contact your Shop Steward or call the Union Hall. 

Dues Waiver 

The National Constitution allows for the waiver of dues when you are off work if approved as per Article 1.19. You must be a signed up member in order to be eligible. Also, membership is a condition of employment (4.07 of the Collective Agreement) upon becoming a member a waiver is not retroactive

Address Change 

Once again we are getting a lot of “return to sender” mail. When you change your address it is your responsibility to inform the Union Hall of that change. By changing your address at work, we do not get that information. It is important that the Union has your current address even if you are retired to ensure that if there is a settlement of any Grievances, we have a means of contacting you. 

Trusting the above information is helpful, I remain. 

In Solidarity 

Doug Jones                                                                                                                    

Treasurer-Treasurer                                                                                                               

April 24, 2013

 

SUN LIFE PACKAGES

&

RECORD OF EMPLOYMENT (R.O.E.’S)

  

Dear Sisters and Brothers: 

I realize all the frustration that members are going through attempting to get their Record of Employment, Sun Life Packages and general information pertaining to Disability. 

I have forwarded my complaints to Sister Cathy Kavadas, Regional Grievance Officer, who in turn, is forwarding my issues to National. 

I am outraged how our members are being treated in particular, getting access to Sun Life packages and E.I. sick benefits. 

I assure you that I am dealing with this and hopefully we will have some answers on these issues within the next two weeks. Please watch the bulletin boards for further updates. 

In Solidarity,

 

John Slattery,

4th Vice-President,

CUPW Toronto Local.  

JAN 15,2013

 

 

 

 

INJURED ON DUTY

AND

APPLYING FOR W.S.I.B.

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers: 

Those of you who are applying for W.S.I.B. because of an injury at work; you should consider that you might be turned down regardless of what rationale they may have. 

If this occurs, you must understand that Sunlife does have time limits to deal with.  The time limit is ninety (90) days, from the date of injury.  However, you should consider that you have to obtain the forms first.  You must go to your supervisor and request them which will trigger the start of the Sunlife process.  You will then receive the Sunlife package from Human Resources in the mail. 

As doctors appointments especially specialists take a long time to get I strongly recommend that you apply for Sunlife just after applying the W.S.I.B. benefits. 

If you are not prompt with the application it may be prejudiced due to time limit constraints.  

If you have any questions on this or regarding other benefits I can be reached at (416) 241-7901. 

In solidarity, 

 

JOHN SLATTERY                                                                                               4th Vice-President                                                                                        (Benefits Officer)                                                                                        C.U.P.W. Toronto Local 

July 19/12 (By request)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNLIFE PREMIUMS

Are you paying them?

DID YOU OPT OUT?

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers: 

Back in the nineties, a lot of workers decided to opt out of the Sunlife insurance as they did not want to pay the premiums. 

However, as our work force is aging, I strongly suggest that you re-consider this decision.  In order to find out your status you must call/email pay roll as soon as possible. 

If you have not paid your premiums and become ill, you cannot go back to pay them retroactively.  You will not qualify as the premiums must be paid prior to any illness. 

I urge all members to reconsider their options if they did decide to opt out previously. 

If you have any questions on this or other benefits matters, please call me at (416) 241-7901. 

In solidarity, 

 

JOHN SLATTERY                                                                     4th Vice-President                                                          (Benefits Officer)                                                           C.U.P.W. Toronto Local 

July 19/12

 

 

 

THREE HOUR LEAVE FOR

MEDICAL ASSESSMENTS

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers: 

As per article 33.10 of the collective agreement you are entitled to 3 hours off if the assessment is requested by management. 

If you are required to provide an FAE for Canada Post or Great West Life you are entitled to the three hours. 

You are not entitled if you are asking for a modification of your duties and thus getting a new assessment done.  This you will have to pay for out of your own pocket. 

Do not let management deny you the leave if they are the ones who requested the new assessment/FAE. 

If you have any questions on this or other benefits please call me at (416) 241-7901.   

In solidarity, 

 

JOHN SLATTERY

4th Vice-President

(Benefits Officer)

C.U.P.W. Toronto Local 

MAY 24/12

BEFORE YOU GO TO THE DENTIST

Dear Sisters and Brothers: 

You must ensure that the procedure you are about to undertake at the dentist’s office is covered under our plan.  

If you go ahead with the procedure without it being PRE-APPROVED – you might wind up paying for it.  

This applies to things like any type of replacements, porcelains, etc.  

So, before you go, be in the know.  Put in your claim for the pre-approval at Great West Life before the procedure. 

It has happened that some of our sisters and brothers wind up paying for the procedure out of their own pocket. 

If you need further information regarding this or other benefits placed contact me at (416) 241-7901. 

In solidarity, 

 

JOHN SLATTERY

4th Vice-President

(Benefits Officer)

C.U.P.W. Toronto Local 

 

MAY 24/12

 

 

 

 

                                                                                   

Flawed, Failed, Abandoned

Billions in Public Taxes Risked by P3 Hospital Privatization: 100 Failed, Flawed and Abandoned Projects Used to Warn Politicians: A new report, released today by health coalitions across Canada, outlines 100 failed, flawed or abandoned infrastructure projects undertaken using the controversial P3 privatization model.

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