Quarantine Rules What you should know!


Sisters and Brothers:


The Local is receiving many calls from our members across the Local concerning the quarantine rules.  Management at some locations are telling our members it is only 5 days, this is not the directive from CPC National.

The Local is attaching the email to all Team Leaders and Managers so you can inform them of the 14 day isolation if they are not aware.  Our concern is that there will be some bullying and harassment from the employer in some of our Locations concerning the Quarantine leave.


If you are given wrong information please file a grievance and notify your Shop Steward or Chief Shop Steward immediately, the health and safety of our members are at risk! 


There are enough concerns to deal with when our members continually test positive for Covid 19 in many locations then to worry about Management not knowing the rules at the Local level.

From: HO, Emp Comms

Sent: January-04-22

Subject: Update on self-isolation, quarantine, and COVID-19 testing / Mise à jour sur l’isolement, la mise en quarantaine et le dépistage de la COVID-19

Audience:  All team leaders and managers

Update on self-isolation, quarantine, and COVID-19 testing

Several provinces have recently revised their recommendations about how long people should self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19. Access to PCR tests has also been limited.

In light of these recommendations and the rapidly evolving situation across the country, we are reassessing our quarantine leave provisions and expect to have new guidance shortly around these topics.

For now, we are maintaining our existing 14 days of Quarantine Leave regardless of whether local/provincial public health recommends a shorter duration.

Where access to testing is limited, contacts who have been exposed to COVID-19 and have symptoms should presume they are positive and should self-isolate. When an employee tests positive or is presumed to be positive, team leaders should follow the guidance in the Team Leader scenario “An employee, who was in the workplace, has tested positive for COVID-19. What steps do I take?” on the Make it Safe, Make it Home page.

As well, with delays in students returning to in-person classes, our process for employees who need to apply for special child-care leave remains unchanged.


In Solidarity


Qaiser Maroof

CUPW Toronto Local President

January 12, 2022

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The demands the corporation has put in for Variable Work Week, No Route Ownership, Permanent Flexible Employee’s and major restructuring of letter carrier work are pathetic.

It is time to get ready to stand up in Solidarity and fight! The Toronto Local is strongly opposed to management’s shenanigans and are preparing to battle.  Feet on the street is the only way to win with this employer, the longer the line the shorter the strike.  We need to stop attacking each other and focus on attacking the boss. 

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On March 28,2024 ,Sister Eileen Moore retired . Toronto Local wants to thank Sister Eileen for her almost 35 years of service and for her hard work. Thank you , we appreciate all the good work and service.
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CUPW, Toronto Local



MAY 24TH THROUGH MAY 26th 2024 

 Applications are due back to the Region by:

April 10th, 2024

The Metro Toronto Region is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the upcoming Women’s Retreat being offered at the:



We will be exploring many issues as well as celebrating our strengths!


Please note that members on WSIB or STDP are not eligible to apply.  


Also please note that members who previously attended the women’s retreat in November 2022 will NOT be eligible to attend.


Please ensure that you complete a legible application form and return it by FAX to the Metro Toronto Region by, Wednesday April 10, 2024.


We look forward to hearing from you.

In Solidarity


Bonnie Pollard                                                 Joanne Leader

Regional Union Representative                          Regional Grievance Officer

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