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Apoc Collective Agreement 2020

Canada Post and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada recently signed a new three-year collective agreement. Deepak Chopra, President and CEO of Canada Post, and Guy Dubois, National President of the Association of Officials of Canada (APOC), signed a new three-year collective agreement four months before the current agreement expires. “Reaching this agreement on time underscores the respectful and cooperative relationship between the parties,” said Chopra, who will resign from his position in March 2018. Shortly before noon on Monday, Canada Post announced that Michel Picher, the arbitrator mandated to renegotiate the CPAA`s collective agreements, had chosen Canada Post`s proposal during the selection process for the final offer. As part of this new collective agreement, several important changes have been made, including a defined contribution pension plan for new employees represented by the CPAA. This defined contribution retirement plan applies to all new Canada Post employees, with the exception of employees represented by CUPW, and covers all management and exemption employees who were hired after January 2010. For members of the Public Utilities Alliance of Canada/Union of Postal Communications Employees (PSAC/UPCE) who represent administrative and technical staff, this change applies to those who were recruited after May 2014. A collective agreement makes a significant contribution to protecting workers from unfair treatment. This gives us a say in the workplace, allows us to improve our working conditions and provides us with a fair way to address and resolve problems in the workplace. “We want to keep the negotiations ongoing and we are looking for ways to make that happen,” Palecek said.

“These discussions will take place at the negotiating table. From the beginning, we said that our intention here was not a labour dispute. We want a negotiated collective agreement, and that is always our goal.¬†APOC members had ratified a provisional agreement in early November. The new agreement will enter into force on 1 April 2018, immediately after the expiry of the current agreement. It is valid until 31 March 2021. 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. According to a November 27 statement, the agreement “honours the valuable contributions of APOC members to Canada Post`s success in serving Canadians. This includes raising wages every year and improving health care.¬†Collective agreements generally include wages and social benefits. They also include job descriptions and classifications, as well as a dispute resolution procedure (usually an appeal and arbitration procedure).

The deal involves annual wage increases and improvements in health services, Canada Post said. The new collective agreement is now available on the website. To view them, click on this link. This new agreement with the CPAA will also include changes in entry-level wages that Canada Post says have been maintained in line with changes previously negotiated with other bargaining units. APOC members ratified a provisional agreement earlier this month. . . .