Sisters and Brothers,

Toronto Local met with Gateway management on August 3, 2022. Unfortunately, Canada Post disagreed with the Local's position on the temporary workers' list and violations of seniority.

For violations of seniority for temporary workers, the CPC decided to answer grievances and if necessary pay bypasses.

Toronto Local has demanded the 12-list be abolished, which includes a weekday and weekend list.

The CPC agrees to abolish the 12 lists currently in place. The CPC proposes six lists, three for Gateway East and three for Gateway West. To address the ongoing COVID-19, the REDZONE protocol, and work & life balance of Temporary workers, the local objected and demanded one list for shift #1 and one list for shift #3.

Despite agreeing in principle with the Local union's position, Canada Post wishes to create four lists from the original proposal of six, gateway east shifts #3 and #1, gateway west shifts #3 and #1. In response to the management's position, Toronto Local has objected to it and will file grievances for seniority violations.

Management has been advised that Part-Time workers must be extended and offered unscheduled work before Temporary workers are offered any work. Management has agreed to follow the language of the collective agreement. Management has agreed to post 39.07 backfill positions after the August 2022 monthly bid. Offering Overtime to Full time workers should not be replaced by Temporary Workers.

At Gateway Plant, there are currently 1010 temporary workers. In the future, there will be 1080 temporary workers. Canada Post has notified the union of 482 permanent job reductions from Gateway Plant due to new plant opening but on the other hand Canada Post keep hiring and calling more temporary workers with less pay and no benefits. Shame.

Toronto Local will schedule a Temporary Workers Training session to empower members about their rights, and entitlement and help with filling grievances for the violation of the collective agreement.

Canada Post cannot run a plant with less paying jobs and no benefits. Toronto Local has demanded to offer Part Time positions to the Temporary workers.

The Struggle continues.

In Solidarity



Qaiser Maroof


CUPW Toronto Local

August 4,2022

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