OTTAWA, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada Post is pleased that employees
represented by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) have
ratified the tentative agreements that were negotiated in October with
their bargaining agent.
The new collective agreements will take effect on December 21, 2012,
both for urban employees and for Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers
(RSMCs, who are also represented by CUPW). The agreements are in effect
Canada Post and its employees must now sharpen their focus to work
together to address the enormous challenge facing the postal service:
rapidly declining volumes in Transaction Mail (bills, invoices, notices
and statements). This is occurring as businesses, governments and
Canadian consumers make a historic and irreversible shift to digital
Given the scale and speed of that technological shift, Canada Post's
challenges are greater than any new collective agreement could address.
Canada Post will continue the urgent task of transforming its business
to adapt to the dramatically changing needs of Canadians.
The operations of the Canada Post Group of Companies are funded by the
revenue generated by the sale of its products and services, not
taxpayer dollars. Canada Post has a mandate from the Government of
Canada to remain financially self-sufficient and to provide a standard
of postal service that is affordable and meets the needs of the people
SOURCE: Canada Post
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