Postal Workers Adopt New Collective Agreement



    OTTAWA, April 24 /CNW Telbec/ - The 48,000 members in the urban
operations bargaining unit of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) have
ratified a four year agreement with Canada Post Corporation by a vote of
65.6 per cent.
    "Postal workers will see a wage increase of 10.9 per cent over four
years, improved benefits and job security, enhanced health and safety
provisions and better working conditions," said CUPW National President
Deborah Bourque.
    "I think the union negotiated a good collective agreement and so do a
majority of members, but no collective agreement is perfect," cautioned
Bourque. "The deal doesn't solve all of our problems around service expansion,
staffing or delivery of unaddressed admail but progress has been made in those
areas."

    CUPW represents 54,000 members in rural and urban communities including
full-time, part-time, and temporary workers.




For further information:

For further information: Sarah Ryan, CUPW Communications, (613) 236-7238
ext. 7987


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