ASSOCIATION OF POSTAL OFFICIALS OF CANADA
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
The Corporation and the Association signed a Memorandum of Agreement on November 13, 2014. As part of the Memorandum, the Association has undertaken to forward the proposed changes to the Collective Agreement to our members for ratification. Further to the Association’s initial communiqué to members, currently posted on our website, your bargaining team will be embarking on a national tour to explain to members the proposed changes.
The Association’s bargaining team will be attending at the locations listed below. A PowerPoint presentation will be provided to the members to explain the proposed changes.
The Corporation has committed to being as flexible as possible to allow you to attend. Please speak to your Team Leader to coordinate your attendance. You are therefore highly encouraged to attend and ask questions. For those unable to attend you can direct your questions to the either the English firstname.lastname@example.org or the French email@example.com email addresses.
As of the writing of this communiqué, the following represents the bargaining team’s travel and meeting schedule:
|Date||Day & Time||City||Location|
|25-Nov||Tue 11:00 – 2:00||St. John’s, NFLD||Fairfield Inn and Suites
199 Kenmount Rd.
St. John’s. N/L
|26-Nov||Wed 2:00 – 5:00||Halifax, NS||Delta Halifax,
1990 Barrington St.,
Halifax, NS. B3J 1P2
|27-Nov||Thur 2:00 – 5:00||Moncton, NB||Hampton Inn and suites
700 Mapleton Rd.
Moncton, NB. E1G 0L7
|28-Nov||Fri 1:00 – 4:00||Saint John, NB||Hampton Inn and Suites
51 Fashion Dr.
Saint John. NB. E2J 0A7
|29-Nov||Sat 1:00 – 4:00||Québec, QC||Hotel Plaza,
3031 Boulevard Laurier,
Quebec City, QC G1V 2M2
|30-Nov||Sun 2:00 – 5:00||Montreal, QC||Marriott Courtyard,
7000 Place Robert-Joncas
Saint-Laurent, QC. H4M 2Z5
|01-Dec||Mon 2:00 – 5:00||Ottawa, ON||Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, Room 118 E,
100 Coventry Road
Ottawa, On. K1K 4S3
|02-Dec||Tues 5:00 – 8:00||London, ON||Four Points Sheraton,
1150 Wellington Rd.
London, On. N6E 1M3
|03-Dec||Wed 2:00 – 5:00||Hamilton, ON||Casablanca Winery Inn,
4 Windward Drive
Grimsby, On. L3M 4E8
|04-Dec||Thur 10:00 & 3:00||Toronto, ON||Holiday Inn Toronto Airport,
970 Dixon Rd,
Toronto, On. M9W 1J9
|05-Dec||Fri 2:00 – 5:00||Victoria, BC||Comfort Inn & Suites
3020 Blanshard St.
Victoria, BC. V8T 5C7
|06-Dec||Sat 1:00 – 4:00||Vancouver, BC||Pacific Gateway Hotel
3500 Cessna Dr.,
Richmond, BC. V7B 1C7
|07-Dec||Sun 1:00 – 4:00||Calgary, AB||Courtyard Calgary Airport,
2500 48 Ave. NE,
Calgary, AB. T3J 4V8
|09-Dec||Tue 2:00 – 5:00||Edmonton, AB||Courtyard Edmonton West,
10011 184 St NW,
Edmonton, AB T3J 4V8
|10-Dec||Wed 2:00 – 5:00||Regina, SK||Brewster’s South
4180 Albert St.
Regina, SK. S4S 3R8
|11-Dec||Thur 3:00 -6:00||Winnipeg, MB||Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites,
1800 Wellington Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3H 1B2
The National Office of the Association will mandate a professional printing company to prepare and mail out your ballot and self-addressed pre-paid return envelope. Each return envelope will be numbered for the purpose of controlling the number of outstanding issued ballots.
The mailing will occur on Friday, December 5, 2014. It is anticipated that delivery of ballots/envelopes will occur during the week of December 8, 2014. If you have not received your ballot/envelope by Friday, December 12, 2014, please contact your Branch President immediately so that an alternate ballot/envelope can be provided for you by the printing company.
Upon receipt of an alternate envelope/ballot, please ensure that you only vote once. Otherwise your ballot will not be counted.
Following your review of the proposals, you will be asked to consider and assess the changes. Thereafter, you will be expected to complete the ballot, place it in the self-addressed pre-paid numbered envelope, seal it and deliver it (by hand or mail) to your Branch Office. In order for your vote to count, your Branch Office must be in receipt of your ballot no later than noon Monday, December 22, 2014 (Eastern Standard Time). Ballots received after this deadline will not be counted.
After the deadline to vote, each Branch Office will open each envelope received prior to the deadline and count each ballot. Once all ballots are counted, the Branch President or their designate shall provide the results to the National Office by telephone and electronic mail no later than 5:00 pm Monday, December 22, 2014 (Eastern Standard Time). The National Office shall post the results on our website shortly thereafter.
Upon notification and direction from the National Office, ballots and envelopes will be destroyed.