*Important* C.U.P.W. Royal City Local Ratification/Strike Vote Information




All Royal City Local Union Members in Good Standing will have the opportunity to vote on a Tentative Agreement and a Strike Mandate.  The voting will be preceded by an information meeting, that attendance is mandatory to be able to vote.   Member participation in this process is of utmost importance.  The doors will be tiled 15 minutes from start times posted.  Please plan on attending one of the following:


Saturday, November 19th at

          Wilson Centre   Main Lounge

2150 Wilson Avenue, Port Coquitlam

3:00 pm   Rural         5:00 pm   Urban

Sunday, November 20th at

Best Western Plus

32110 Marshall Road, Abbotsford

3:00 pm   Urban      5:00 pm   Rural

Tuesday, November 22nd at

Meadow Gardens Golf Course Sherwood Room

19675 Meadow Gardens Way, Pitt Meadows, BC

5:00 pm   Rural         7:00 pm   Urban

Tuesday, November 29th at

Meadow Gardens Golf Course Sherwood Room

19675 Meadow Gardens Way, Pitt Meadows, BC

5:00 pm   Rural         7:00 pm   Urban

In solidarity,

C.U.P.W. Royal City Local Executive


C.U.P.W. – Royal City Local General Meeting October 2016




THURSDAY October 27, 2016

 7:00 PM


12150 224 STREET


Agenda : Regular business of the Local

         Meeting of the Royal City Local CUPW Employees Assistance Society

List of Covered Drugs and Request for Drug Exception Form (October 1, 2016)



Plan(s) it applies to:

· Extended Health Care Plan

You use it to:

Use this form to request coverage of a drug that is not automatically covered under your drug plan. Provide the requested information to ensure timely assessment of your claim.

Updated: October 1, 2016

Please click on the pdf to view and you can also print a copy for yourself for future reference.

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Draft Versions – Urban/RSMC Collective Agreements & RSMC Pay Equity Review Memorandum

Below are the draft copies of the Urban and RSMC Collective Agreements for us to review. As well as a copy of the RSMC Pay Equity Review Memorandum of Understanding. Click on the links below then click to view the attachments for each of the 3 items listed.

Our Royal City Local will likely be holding our Ratification vote/Strike vote at the end of October/early December. More details will follow as we have the dates confirmed.

If you questions/concerns you can email/phone our Local @ www.royalcity.ca

In sol,

Royal City Local

Have your say on the future of Canada Post!


The federal government is conducting a review of Canada Post. It says everything but postal privatization is on the table.

Please participate in the review by filling out an online survey.  The deadline for input is October 21, 2016.

There is an open-ended question at the end where you can add your ideas and concerns. To reach it, you must complete the rest of the survey first. Unfortunately, the survey focuses on cuts and rate hikes.

You may wish to:

  1. Point out that the survey does not considerall options.
  2. Propose that Canada Post expand money-making services such as postal banking and Broadband service.
  3. Suggest that our public post office be used to achieve government objectives such as improving service to Indigenous people and lowering greenhouse gas emissions (eg. through  the installation of electric charging stations at offices).

Please use your own words.

You can get information on these issues and others from the union’s submission at: http://www.cupw.ca/en/campaigns-and-issues/review-canada-post/submission-standing-committee-government-operations-and

Say yes to an expanded, universal, affordable, public and green postal service!



Mike Palecek
National President



Changes to the admail sizes and payments will not be effective until January 15, 2018.

It is important to clearly understand why we negotiated changes to Admail and what these changes mean. The purpose of this bulletin is not to provide technical information, but to simply explain the reasons and what this represents for letter carriers.


Growth for Job Preservation

Since the start of negotiations, we have focused on growth, improving existing services and the addition of new services to maintain our jobs. The fact is that lettermail volumes are declining, which constantly lengthens letter carrier routes. As a result, we had to open the door to delivering larger items in order to limit, or perhaps even stop, job losses. If we had simply negotiated more payments, it would have created overburdening without stopping the lengthening of routes during restructures. We adopted a “hybrid” approach, which consists of maintaining payments and obtaining time allowances based on the number of items delivered.
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Survey of Member’s Child Care Needs – Lower Mainland of B.C.

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CUPW is trying to help!

CUPW negotiated a $2.5 million child care fund to be used to improve access to quality affordable child care for CUPW members. Some of that money is being used to fund child care projects in locals across the country to help members get the kind of child care they need.

The Lower Mainland of British Columbia (Fraser Valley West, Royal City and Vancouver locals) has been identified as a possible location for an innovative project aimed at supporting members’ child care needs.

Do you have children under the age of 12? Do you use or need child care? If so, we want to hear from you!

We want to find out what you need and to let you know what the union can do to help you find affordable, quality child care.
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National CUPW Latest News – October 20


Below are a list of National CUPW  News articles as it pertains to the Urban/RSMC Ratification Tabloid, National Executive Board (NEB) Minority Reports and Rollback news. Please click on the following links below to view.

The Ratification/Strike Vote for all Urban/RSMC members in the Royal City Local will take place towards the end of November 2016. The dates and times will be announced once the local has secured the locations for this important voting process. Please take the time to read the negotiation bulletins so you can prepare to ask questions at these upcoming meetings.

In sol,

Royal City Local Executive

Pay Equity Review for Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers

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Monday October 17 2016

Following the appointment of the special mediator by the government, CUPW and CPC agreed to a Pay Equity Review Process to deal with the significant difference in remuneration between Urban Postal Operation (UPO) letter carriers and RSMC workers. As we know, Canada Post does not have a reputation for speedy settlements of pay equity complaints. The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) complaint filed in 1983 was finally settled by the Supreme Court of Canada in 2012. Resolution payments to all those affected or their estates continue to this day. The original complaint filed in 1993 by the Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Association (CPAA) is only now proceeding to the Human Rights Commission Tribunal.

Before and during negotiations CUPW has been very clear that RSMCs should not be subjected to decades of delay in being recognized under pay equity law. Our demands at the bargaining table for equity were rejected by the Canada Post negotiators. During mediation, the Union achieved improvements to different areas of the collective agreement, maintained the Defined Benefit Pension for current and future hires, and agreed to a pay equity resolution process with a fixed schedule of 19 months for a final decision.

Additionally, both collective agreements would be for a duration of 2 years, which would allow the Union to continue fighting for improvements. The majority of the National Executive Board (NEB) agreed to both tentative collective agreements, which will now be dealt with in referendum votes.
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