This provisional agreement shall be subject to ratification by the workers represented by the association. The new collective agreement is now available on the website. To view them, click on this link. Collective Agreement Canada Post and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada recently signed a new three-year collective agreement. OTTAWA, Nov. 27, 2017 /CNW/ – Deepak Chopra, President and CEO of Canada Post, and Guy Dubois, National President of the Official Postal Association of Canada (APOC), today signed a new three-year collective agreement, four months ahead of the expiry date of the current agreement. 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. Recognizing the need to continue the transformation of Canada Post into an e-commerce and parcel business that must compete for victory, the parties are pleased to have negotiated this preliminary agreement before the current agreement expires. This is an important step in building a predictable business environment for our customers. The current collective agreement expires on March 31, 2018. The new collective agreement will come into effect on April 1, 2018 for a period of three (3) years.
The deal involves annual wage increases and improvements in health services, Canada Post said. « Reaching this agreement well in advance underscores the respectful and cooperative relationship between the parties, » chopra said. APOC members ratified a provisional agreement earlier this month. 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. 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. 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 agreement honours the valuable contributions of APOC members to Canada Post`s success in serving Canadians. These include raising wages every year and improving health care. . . .