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  • [23 July 2018]

    APOC LOGO COMPETITION

    The APOC logo competition will run from June 16th to October 12th 2018. All submissions for the logo must be submitted to the National Office care of Charron@apoc-aopc.com and Williams@apoc-aopc.com by 11:59pm eastern time on October 12th 2018. All submissions including our current logo will be reviewed at the executive committee meeting on October 15th through 19th 2018 and voted upon  >>

  • [10 July 2018]

    TIMELINES FOR INDIVIDUAL GRIEVANCES & GMS

    Kindly refer to the link below to view the PowerPoint presentation: GMSandGRIEVANCE TIMELINES >>

  • [10 July 2018]

    STDP TRAINING FOR BRANCH EXECUTIVES AND DVPS

    Kindly refer to the link below to view the PowerPoint presentation:   STDP Training for Branch Executives and DVPs >>

  • [6 July 2018]

    NEW PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL FACILITY OPENING IN BURNABY

    Canada Post is opening a new facility in Burnaby, BC in October 2018. This facility is called the Pacific International Facility (PIF). The facility will be staffed through the transfer process as per the Collective Agreement. To be eligible to work at the PIF, you must submit a transfer to AccessHR by July 20, 2018. The APOC Collective Agreement will be followed when filling the positions.  Some >>

  • [20 June 2018]

    UNIFORM SURVEY – AVAILABLE NOW

    WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!! HELP MAKE US BETTER!! To fill out this important survey, please log on at www.logistikunicorp.com/cpc and click on the corresponding questionnaire under the Surveys tab. The deadline to complete your survey is July 2, 2018. Thank you. >>

  • [19 June 2018]

    LOGISTICS COMMUNIQUE – TRAVEL POLICY

            Association of Postal Officials of Canada Logistics Communiqué: Travel Policy June 17, 2018 The Corporation and the Association signed a Memorandum of Agreement on June 17, 2018. This Memorandum will confirm that APOC represented employees will join the new Canada Post Travel Policy effective August 24,2018. Highlights of the Memorandum as follows:  >>

  • [24 April 2018]

    WORK CHALLENGE COMMITTEE UPDATE

    The committee held nine focus group sessions across the country over the past two months with meetings in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax .The purpose of these meetings was to gather first hand accounts from our members on the Work Challenges issues. From these meetings we have compiled a lot of material and are, at present, working with an outside consultant >>

  • [20 April 2018]

    TRAVEL POLICY UPDATE

    The Travel Policy continues to be a topic of discussion with the Corporation with ongoing talks. Once again we are hopeful that we can find a resolution to this topic and come to a mutual understanding with the new policy on how it should be applied to the Association. Thank you.   >>

  • [28 March 2018]

    DISABILITY INSURANCE PAYMENTS FROM SUN LIFE DELAYED

    Due to a technical error on the provider’s part, Disability Insurance (DI) payments from Sun Life for employees on approved disability claims will be delayed until April 2, 2018. This will not affect the schedule of any future payments and going forward employees will continue to receive their DI payments on the last weekday of every month. To avoid any potential financial hardship, employees >>

  • [13 March 2018]

    TRAVEL POLICY

    Comparative Analysis Memo Canada Post has approached the Association and requested that we move from the current Travel Policy to the new one. Both policies state their purpose is to provide for the reimbursement of business expenses incurred by employees for the conduct of corporate business on behalf of the Corporation and do not constitute income or other compensation that would open the way >>

  • [12 March 2018]

    WELCOME TO OUR NEW AND IMPROVED WEBSITE!!!

    We are proud to present to you our new and improved website that now includes a secured section for our members only. During conversations with the National executive it was recognized that there was a need for a much more secure website that would allow our membership to view APOC specific documents without concern that our business was being shared to the outside world.  Therefore, we began the >>

  • [7 March 2018]

    APOC NATIONAL OFFICE

    Good day:         It is with mixed emotions that we announce that effective March 6th, 2018, Guy Dubois has stepped down from his position as National President of the Association of Postal Officials of Canada due to personal reasons.  Guy will be remaining with the Corporation, as he has accepted a role as local area manager in the Quebec area.  We sincerely thank him for his years of service >>

  • [6 March 2018]

    DEPARTURE

    Dear Colleagues, It is with mixed feelings and emotions that I am announcing my departure as National President. Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 9h45, I will cease to occupy that position within the Association and look to new horizons and opportunities on the road ahead. I leave my position today for purely family and personal reasons. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all those who have contributed >>

  • [31 January 2018]

    UPDATE ON THE WORK CHALLENGE COMMITTEE

    The Committee will embark on a city tour in order to conduct coast-to-coast focus groups. This will allow us to complete our review and put the final touches to the business case we will be presenting to the Corporation. The following are the dates and locations for the Work Challenge Committee focus groups: Tuesday February 6th Vancouver Thursday February 8th Calgary and Winnipeg Friday >>

News and communiqués > 2017

  • [27 November 2017]

    The ratification

    Dear colleagues, On behalf of the negotiation team and the Executive Committee, I would like to thank all those who have taken the time to vote on our next collective agreement. We have, together marked an important period in our history, by ratifying the new collective agreement by a resounding 76 percent. Thank you Guy Dubois >>

  • [15 November 2017]

    Result of the ratification

    It is with great pleasure that we communicate the result of the ratification for the new collective agreement that will take place on April 1st 2018. Participation rate is 38,99% In favour                917             76,16% Against                 278             23,09% Spoiled                    9              >>

  • [27 October 2017]

    MAILING FOR THE RATIFICATION VOTE OF THE NEW C.A. PROPOSAL

    Hello: As anticipated, we are pleased to announce the mailing for the ratification vote of the new collective agreement proposal has occurred today. Delivery of ballots/envelopes will occur during the week beginning October 30, 2017. If you have not received your ballot/envelope by end of day on Thursday, November 2, 2017, please send an email before 12:00pm EST on November 3, 2017, to Abacus >>

  • [13 October 2017]

    TENTATIVE AGREEMENT 2018 – NATIONAL TOUR (PRESENTATION)

    Kindly refer to the link below to view the PowerPoint presentation of the National Tour: C.B. 2018 >>

  • [12 October 2017]

    NEW VOTING PROTOCOL

    Kindly refer to the link below for important information: October 12 Voting Protocol >>

  • [12 October 2017]

    NEW LOGISTIC COMMUNIQUÉ

    Kindly refer to the link below for up to date information: October 12 Logistics Communiqué >>

  • [12 October 2017]

    COMMUNICATION REGARDING THE NEW RATIFICATION VOTE

    The national office would like to announce that a new launch date has been scheduled for the ratification vote of the new collective agreement proposal.  Communications will follow regarding the details surrounding the proposal as well as the voting protocol.  Please note that the new mailing will be delivered in oversized ivory envelope and will contain the communique to members outlining the details >>

  • [6 October 2017]

    IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE VOTE

    Hello: Please note that through several communications, we have discovered that there have been some discrepancies in the mailing for our upcoming referendum vote. We have been in touch with our provider Abacusdata who has confirmed that there has been an issue with their third-party mailing house.  Due to these new circumstances, the current mailing and dates for our contract vote have been >>

  • [2 October 2017]

    NEGOTIATIONS: URGENT UPDATE ON THE RATIFICATION VOTE

    Hello: Please note that due to a delay with our ballot printing, there will be a change in our processing and voting dates.   If you have not received your ballot by OCTOBER 11TH, please contact ABACUSDATA via Mr David Coletto: info@abacusdata.ca so that an alternate ballot/envelope can be provided. The date of the vote will now take place on OCTOBER 19TH.  In order for your vote to count, >>

  • [1 October 2017]

    NEGOTIATIONS: details regarding the tour and webex sessions

    Pacific coast  - ENGLISH ONLY (September 21, 2017 18:00 – 20:00 PDT) Password:  apoc Meeting Number:  731908989 Toll-free no.: 1-855-453-6962 Conference ID: 9406678 location:  River Rock Casino Resort 8811, River Road, Richmond Edmonton  - ENGLISH ONLY (September 23, 2017 10:00 – 12:00 MDT) https://apocaopc.webex.com/apocaopc/j.php?MTID=m122ab64e1fef1d92536db06fbc763b48 Password:  >>

  • [27 September 2017]

    URGENT – CHANGE OF VENUE FOR THE YORK SESSION ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 (APOC negotiations tour)

    2017 APOC NEGOTIATIONS TOUR : URGENT MESSAGE – THE YORK SESSION HELD ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 HAS CHANGED VENUE Please be advised the York session has changed location & will now be at: THE CORPORATE EVENT CENTER AT C.H.S.I., 5110 CREEKBANK ROAD, MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO  L4W 0A1 The time remains the same:  from 18:00 – 20:00 DST We apologize for the inconvenience >>

  • [22 September 2017]

    REMINDER: COMMUNIQUÉ TO THE MEMBERS: CHANGE OF ADDRESS

    Hello: In an effort to assure that all ballots for the upcoming referendum vote are properly received by all eligible members, we ask that you verify that your address with the Corporation is current. In the event that your address is not current with the Corporation, we ask that you forward your address to your local branch as soon as possible. The deadline for these address changes will >>

  • [15 September 2017]

    VOTING PROTOCOL

    Kindly refer to the link below for the details regarding the voting protocol: September 15 Voting Protocol >>

  • [15 September 2017]

    LOGISTICS COMMUNIQUÉ

    Your bargaining team will be embarking on a national tour to explain to members the proposed changes. Kindly refer to the link below for the dates and meeting locations: September 15 Logistics Communiqué   >>

  • [14 September 2017]

    COMMUNIQUÉ TO MEMBERS

    Association of Postal Officials of Canada Communiqué to Members September 14, 2017 The Association and the Corporation have reached a tentative agreement for the renewal of their Collective Agreement. Preamble This round of bargaining presented a unique set of circumstances. Four critical factors presented the Association with a distinctive opportunity: 1.           The Corporation >>

  • [14 September 2017]

    TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

    TENTATIVE AGREEMENT FOR THE RENEWAL OF THE APOC COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT The Association and the Corporation have reached a tentative agreement for the renewal of the Collective Agreement between the parties. Recognizing the need for continuing the transformation of Canada Post into an e-commerce and parcels centric business that must compete to win, the parties are pleased to have negotiated this >>

  • [17 August 2017]

    LAST CHANCE: SURVEY – WORK CHALLENGE COMMITTEE (deadline: August 18, 2017)

    WORK CHALLENGE COMMITTEE Good day fellow APOC members, Many of you have been telling us that you have big challenges in getting your work done.  WE HAVE HEARD YOU!!!!  The association wants to better reveal your challenges to the corporation and our fellow members.  To this end, we are asking you, the front line of our membership, to assist us.  We have built this small survey to help direct >>

  • [3 August 2017]

    LETTER TO HOUSE OF COMMONS (REPLY JULY 4, 2017)

    Good day: Following our letter sent to The Honourable Bill Morneau at the House of Commons on May 5th, kindly refer to the following link to read his reply: July 4 M.O.F. Thank you ************* Good day: APOC National Office is still awaiting a reply to a letter sent to The Honourable Bill Morneau at the House of Commons on May 5th. Upon reception, a copy (link) will be posted on our >>

  • [27 June 2017]

    LETTER TO OSFI (REPLY JUNE 7, 2017)

    Good day: Following our letter sent to the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada on May 5th, kindly refer to the following link to read their reply: June 7 OSFI Thank you ********************* Good day: On Friday May 5th 2017, a letter was sent to the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. Kindly follow the link below: May 5 APOC to OSFI Thank >>

  • [26 June 2017]

    NEGOTIATION

    Dear Colleagues: The negotiation team met on June 12th and 21st to study the outcome of all negotiating requests received. As meeting occur we will provide regular updates. Thank you. >>

  • [26 June 2017]

    APOC – SOCIAL HOST POLICY

    Good day: Kindly refer to the following link for more information on the new policy that was adopted at our Executive Committee meetings held during the week of June 12, 2017. Social Host Policy ENG Thank you.   >>

  • [8 May 2017]

    UPDATE ON NEGOTIATIONS

    Dear Colleagues: The negotiation team met during the week of April 24th to start reviewing all requests received and to discuss the next step.  The team is scheduled to meet again on June 12th, 21st & 22nd . Thank you. >>

  • [8 May 2017]

    LETTER TO HOUSE OF COMMONS

    Good day: On Friday May 5th 2017, the following letter was sent to The Honourable Bill Morneau at the House of Commons. Kindly follow the link below: /images/uploads/2811081141494253959.pdf >>

  • [8 May 2017]

    LETTER TO OSFI

    Good day: On Friday May 5th 2017, a letter was sent to the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. Kindly follow the link below: /images/uploads/1765832521494254974.pdf >>

  • [24 February 2017]

    APOC – MISSION STATEMENT

    During our last Executive Committee Meetings held in February, the board came together to finalize the details of our mission statement. We are very proud to share with you the following: We are committed to establishing open and meaningful dialogue in order to promote strong leadership development and inspire a progressive environment built on respect and trust. >>

  • [20 February 2017]

    NEGOTIATION – BRANCH MEETING SCHEDULE

    Kindly refer to the link below for the Branches “special membership meeting” dates https://www.apoc-aopc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/7563075231486394006.pdf >>

  • [17 February 2017]

    Communiqué to SL6s

    Kindly refer to the link below for up to date information: https://www.apoc-aopc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2939340691487362695.pdf >>

  • [6 February 2017]

    WORK CHALLENGE COMMITTEE-Update

    Fellow colleagues: With the Corporation’s NDM survey now behind us, the work challenge committee met on January 24-26 and again on Jan 31 through Feb 2.  Our focus during these dates was to revise our own survey to be released shortly, and to revise our goals for 2017 moving forward.  The importance of success with our committee cannot be overstated, thus we enlisted the services of an external >>

  • [2 February 2017]

    Confidentiality & Privacy Policy

    Good day everyone: Following the ​Executive Committee Meetings ​held in November 2016, The Association of Postal Officials of Canada has implemented a Confidentiality & Privacy Policy​. You will find the policy in the link below: https://www.apoc-aopc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/10508839971486038560.pdf >>

  • [31 January 2017]

    Negotiation Update

    Dear colleagues, The negotiation team met in Ottawa the week of January 23rd . During this collaborative meeting, the team exchanged ideas and suggestions on the next steps as we move closer to negotiations with the Canada Post Corporation. The next meeting is scheduled for the week of April 24, 2017. The team will have the responsibility to review all requests and to develop its strategy. We >>

  • [30 January 2017]

    NEGOTIATION – BRANCH MEETING SCHEDULE

    Kindly refer to the link below for the Branches “special membership meeting” dates https://www.apoc-aopc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/13669734061485797844.pdf >>

  • [24 January 2017]

    Canada Post’s changes EAP provider

    The change of the EAP supplier follows a competitive procurement process for our EAP contract. Beginning February 1, 2017, Homewood Health will replace Shepell as our EAP provider. Homewood offers similar high-quality EAP services with counsellors who specialize in treating or counselling on various life situations. To provide a seamless experience for employees, Shepell will continue providing >>

News and communiqués > 2016

  • [29 December 2016]

    Bill C-27

    Dear Colleagues, The Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance did introduced On 19 October 2016, the  Bill C-27.  « Bill C-27 amends the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 to provide a framework for the establishment, administration and supervision of target benefit plans. It also amends the Act to permit pension plan administrators to purchase immediate or deferred life annuities for >>

  • [21 December 2016]

    Report of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates

    Colleagues, Please find below a copy of the  “Report of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates” https://www.apoc-aopc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/10972617871482347899.pdf >>

  • [9 December 2016]

    APOC Collective Agreement (expires on March 31, 2018)

    Good day: As you may be aware the current APOC Collective Agreement expires on March 31, 2018. We need to be cognizant of what we bring to the table, and be prepared for what we anticipate and suspect will be some difficult and complex discussions and topics from the Corporation. The APOC negotiating team will be formally meeting the week of January 23, 2017 to prepare and organize. Be >>

  • [5 December 2016]

    Election – results for the 2018 APOC Collective Bargaining team

    During the week of October 31,2016, the Executive Committee met in Ottawa and voted on the following: As per 18.1 of the National Constitution the negotiating team will consist of the following: - one representative from the Atlantic - Joe Blanchard - one representative from Quebec -  Alain Lamarche - one representative from Ontario and – Lyle Drouillard - one representative from >>

  • [2 December 2016]

    WORK CHALLENGE COMMITTEE-Update

    On Nov 28th, the committee held a conference call to discuss our next steps and the timing for moving forward with the prepared survey.  As noted in our previous update, we’d decided to delay the release of our survey due to release of the NDM survey from the corporation.  Now that sufficient time has passed to complete the Corporation’s survey, the team will gather after the busy season during >>

  • [25 November 2016]

    MOBILE HEALTH CLINICS

    • A mobile medical clinic called “E-Z Care” has parked near some of our larger facilities to offer services to our employees. They offer a chance to win prizes, such as a TV. • The clinic’s staff ask employees for signed consent to allow the clinic to bill Great-West Life directly for the service or supplies it provides. • However, this clinic is not an approved health care provider >>

  • [17 November 2016]

    APOC CONSTITUTION

    The following is to inform you that Jean St-Pierre, Quebec local branch president, Keinsy Laine, Montreal local branch president-Assistant , Rachel Lafontaine, DVP Rideau and Guy Dubois, National President met on November 8th and 9th to complete the review and adjustment of the French revision of the Constitution. The Committee strived to capture the intent of each article and has produced a revised >>

  • [12 October 2016]

    Summary of Arbitration Award Regarding Uniforms

    Summary of Arbitration Award   Arbitrator Sydney Baxter issued his award on September 16th, 2016 regarding a grievance filed by the Association of Postal Officials of Canada which alleged that Canada Post Corporation was failing to ensure the corporate uniform was being worn by Association uniformed members.   The Association submitted that the Collective Agreement, article 48, >>

  • [21 September 2016]

    NATIONAL CONSTITUTION

    At the 2016 Convention in Quebec City, the Executive Committee agreed that the National Constitution would be translated in full and verified by a team composed of bilingual francophones. Jean St-Pierre, Québec Branch President was selected as the leader of the Working Group. Jean has been selected base on the experience he acquired on the National Constitution Review Committee in 2015 as well >>

  • [15 August 2016]

    WORK CHALLENGE: Update

    On July 20th the association reported that we’d finalized our survey that was to run from August 8th through August 19th.  Since that time, we have met with the Corporation who has been very receptive to our initiatives and are supportive of our program. However, during the timeline we had planned to run our survey, the corporation has developed a survey of their own in regards to the NDM program.  >>

  • [7 July 2016]

    WORK CHALLENGE

    Work Challenge Committee- Suzanne Schmidt, Rick Williams in collaboration with Rachel Lafontaine, Liberato Taddeo, Dillon Lumsden and Alain Lamarche. The committee met the week of July 11th, 2016.  During this meeting we finalized our action plan, timelines, and our survey. From August 8th, 2016 until August 19th, 2016 the online survey via Survey Monkey will be available for your vital participation. >>

  • [5 July 2016]

    Team Leader Guidlines for Picket Line Relationship Management

    Canada Post has issued the following document concerning picket line management.  Please follow the link below. Team Leader Guidlines for Picket Line Relationship Management >>

  • [27 June 2016]

    TASK FORCE

    Canada Post Review The Government of Canada is conducting an independent review of Canada Post to ensure Canadians receive quality postal services at a reasonable price. Canadians from coast to coast to coast will have a say in the services they value and want.  (From the Government of Canada website) During our meeting on May 27, the Task Force asked us what we were expecting from the study. >>

  • [7 June 2016]

    WORK CHALLENGE

    Work Challenge Committee- Suzanne Schmidt, Rick Williams in collaboration with Rachel Lafontaine, Liberato Taddeo and Dillon Lumsden and Alain Lamarche. The committee met the week of May 16th, 2016.  During this week we established our first action plan and timelines. As part of this we created a survey.   This is a quick online survey an online service to be determined that also has mobile application >>

  • [26 May 2016]

    Fort McMurray

    Hello: Firstly, we would like to express our most sincere apologies for the delay of this modest note. We want to underline the efforts of the members of the Association regarding the tragedy of Fort McMurray.  The work that has been accomplished was underlined on more than one occasion as much by the local, regional management and the Senior Executives in Ottawa. The Association is proud to >>

  • [3 May 2016]

    Amendment to the October 25, 1967 certification (dated February 15, 1993)

    You can download the amendment dated February 15, 1993 >>

  • [3 May 2016]

    Amendment to the October 25, 1967 certification (dated October 31, 1996)

    You can download the amendment dated October 31, 1996 >>

  • [26 April 2016]

    APOC ACCREDITATION CERTIFICATE

    Available for download is APOC accreditation certificate >>

  • [13 April 2016]

    WORK CHALLENGE

    Work Challenge Committee- Suzanne Schmidt, Rick Williams in collaboration with Racheal Lafontaine, Alain Lamarche. The Committee met on March 9 and 10th, 2016. In this meeting the Committee reviewed and discussed at length: 1)       Various workplace challenges in the current times within the current roles. 2)       An analysis of current job duties, job descriptions, PMP, and >>

  • [1 February 2016]

    DPO AND DSO PROJECT

    As indicated during our meetings of January 26, Canada Post and The Association of Postal Officials of Canada have been meeting to establish the process for filling the 50 positions we discussed, and to establish the re-integration process. We are pleased to advise you that our collaboration has reached an agreement. We have established the locations for the 50 positions remaining on the project. >>

  • [1 February 2016]

    GWL – MORNEAU SHEPELL

    Since 2011, Canada Post Corporation has used the GWL/ Morneau Shepell as a disability service provider for our APOC members. To ensure that GWL/Morneau Shepell is giving a quality service in their role, on October 19, 2015 a survey was provided to all employees who have used their services. The Corporation has expressed their concern regarding the low return rate from these individual surveys. Surveying >>

  • [26 January 2016]

    Mapping changes as per article 44

    Good day all, At this time we expect that most of you have either had, or have scheduled your meetings regarding the changes for the 2.0 project. The Association and the Corporation are working together to look at all impacts for indeterminate members, and in the next few days we will be looking closely at article 44, and more specifically, the mapping out changes of this article. Both parties >>

  • [15 January 2016]

    Interest Arbitration Award

    Executive Summary From: George Rontiris (legal counsel) To: The Association of Postal Officials of Canada Re: Interest Arbitration Award Arbitrator Lorne Slotnick issued his interest arbitration award on January 11, 2016. The issue put before him was whether Canada Post employees newly moved into the APOC bargaining unit should bring their corporation-wide seniority with them. The Association >>

News and communiqués > 2015

  • [17 November 2015]

    National Organizational Changes

    Good morning to all, Darrin Kohut is currently on authorized sick leave. He has also provided the Association with a letter of resignation effective March 28, 2016. The National Executive Committee has declared the 1st National Vice-President vacant and as such Madeleine Roy has ascended into this position. The National Executive Committee has decided to staff the 2nd National Vice-President >>

  • [10 November 2015]

    2.0 Project

    All Members, Last week the 2.0 Committee had the opportunity to meet with the Corporation regarding the temporary hold for future 2.0 work. As was stated to us and was indicated to you during the conference call by Mary Traversy; at this time it is just a temporary hold and there is no reason to read any further into it. There is still work to be done by those on the project for a period of time. >>

  • [6 November 2015]

    STDP SPECIAL BULLETIN

    We are pleased to inform you that APOC National Office has developed a special newsletter that was mailed out yesterday to all our members to educate and make them aware of the crucial information they and their physicians must know when making a claim for STDP. STDP Bulletin >>

  • [29 October 2015]

    Update: 2.0 Project

    All, The Corporation met on October 28th with the National Office in regards to the 2.0 project. As all members of the 2.0 Committee are in Ottawa next week, it was agreed that another meeting will take place with the Corporation to discuss the plans moving forward. We will update everyone once that meeting has taken place.   Regards. >>

  • [5 August 2015]

    RATIFICATION BALLOT RESULTS (APOC NATIONAL CONSTITUTION)

    All Members, ___________________________________________________________________ Ratification Ballot (APOC National Constitution): The proposal to amend Article 2.5 of the National Constitution has been rejected. The number of Ballots mailed out – 3,279 The number of Ballots received –   843 The number of Ballots in Favor – 517 The number of Ballots Against –   304 The >>

  • [23 July 2015]

    Moving Day!!!

    Please be advised that effective Monday, July 27, 2015 we will be officially moved into our new office location.   Please note the following Suite/Unit change in our new address:   28 Concourse Gate, Unit 1 Ottawa, ON  K2E 7T7   While we anticipate no interruptions to our existing phone/fax/internet services, please note the contact information for your respective >>

  • [6 July 2015]

    RESOLUTION 2.5 (VOTING PROTOCOL)

    During the 2015 Branch president’s meeting, an amendment proposal (enclosed) was presented to the floor. As per article 2.6 of the Constitution, any amendment proposed at a Branch president’s meeting will be submitted to the membership and will become effective upon approval of two thirds (2/3) of the voting members. The National Office has mandated a professional printing company to prepare >>

  • [19 June 2015]

    New Personal Days calendar on July 1, 2015

    DATE: June 2015 SUBJECT: Canada Post introduces new Personal Days calendar on July 1, 2015 Audience:  All Team Leaders of APOC-represented employees Canada Post will send all APOC-represented employees an email communiqué today advising them that negotiated changes to Personal Days will take full effect on July 1, 2015. In the last round of collective bargaining, Canada Post and the Association >>

  • [19 June 2015]

    Canada Post introduces new Personal Days calendar on July 1, 2015

    Audience:  All APOC-represented employees and their team leaders SUBJECT: Canada Post introduces new Personal Days calendar on July 1, 2015 Canada Post and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada negotiated important changes to Personal Days in the current collective agreement. These changes take full effect on July 1, 2015. As of that date: The “Personal Days year” for the allocation >>

  • [26 May 2015]

    Collective Agreement CPC/APOC 2018

      The new collective agreement between Canada Post and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada is now available online. The agreement can be found on Intrapost. From the top menu bar, click on Internal Services Labour Relations Collective Agreements and Contacts. The agreement will also be posted on the APOC website. Both parties have agreed to postpone printing the new agreement >>

  • [29 April 2015]

    APOC HEAD OFFICE

    It's Official...The National Office is pleased to announce that both the Sale of our current office & purchase of a new ‎office location has been finalized. The National Executive Committee authorized the tentative sale & purchase at the last National Executive Committee meeting held in February 2015 and as of Friday, April 24, 2015, the conditions attached to both transactions have >>

  • [27 April 2015]

    CPC/APOC COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT

    The Negotiation Committee met last week in Ottawa to review the changes brought to the new Collective Agreement.Meanwhile, the Corporation and the Association will be attending hearings May 11th, July 28 and 29 2015 with Arbitrator Lorne Slotnick, about seniority in order to reach a final offer as per Article 11.4:  If the parties are unable to reach a negotiated settlement either party may >>

  • [9 April 2015]

    INCREASE IN ANNUAL APOC MEMBERSHIP DUES

    As per the National Constitution, please be advised of the following:Article 10Finances10.1 The amount of the annual membership dues including the per capita assessed cost for the Association’s Group Life Insurance plan payable by each member of the Associationshall be 1.30 per cent of the maximum salary of an OP 1 or its equivalent under any subsequent job evaluation plan. This amount to be settled >>

  • [9 April 2015]

    April 1, 2015 Wage increase

    Wage increase is always processed with the second pay in April (PP08).This increase of 1.25% will be effective April 1, 2015 as per the regular schedule. >>

  • [30 March 2015]

    APOC EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE

    Please be aware as of tonight, March 30th 2015 starting at 20h30 Eastern Standard Time until March 31st 5h00 Eastern Standard Time, email correspondences involving The Association of Postal Officials of Canada will be interrupted as our technicians will be working on our server.Thank you for your patience in this matter. >>

  • [23 March 2015]

    APPRAISAL INVESTIGATION

      This communique is to help clarify for members the process regarding formal complaints members may have regarding their year-end Performance Rating. You will notice that our Collective Agreement only allows for a grievance to be submitted for a “1” rating. For any other rating, the rating cannot be grieved, but the process on how the rating was established can be. The “HRP&D Process >>

  • [23 February 2015]

    LATEST UPDATE: Lump sum payment to APOC-represented employees based on new collective agreement

    Please note the lump sum payment from CPC included on the  February 27th 2015 pay stub, may be less than expected.This is due to higher amounts of deductions coming off of the gross pay than normal.  We are aware of the issue. >>

  • [13 February 2015]

    UPDATE: Lump sum payment to APOC-represented employees based on new collective agreement

    Employees are expecting a lump sum payment of 1.5% to be paid during the week of February 9. The lump sum payment is not appearing on their pay statement of Thursday, February 12, 2015, although it is being paid.What steps must the Contact Centre follow?Inform callers:The payments have been issued through the pay advance process and the funds will be deposited in the bank accounts the week of >>

  • [10 February 2015]

    Lump sum payment to APOC-represented employees based on new collective agreement

    To: All APOC-represented employees and their team leadersPursuant to the new four-year collective agreement ratified by employees represented by the Association of Postal Officials of Canada (APOC), please be advised that the lump sum payment will be paid during the week of February 9, 2015.The highlights of the new collective agreement are now available on the APOC Negotiations Hub on Intrapost.The >>

  • [29 January 2015]

    SENIORITY TO FINAL OFFER SELECTION – INTEREST ARBITRATION

    Colleagues,With the ratification of the collective agreement, the Association has advised the Corporation that we are now prepared to pursue the outstanding matter of Seniority to Final Offer Selection – Interest Arbitration.As explained during the presentations across the country during the debriefing sessions and provided in correspondence to our members. The Parties will now look to confirm and >>

News and communiqués > 2014

  • [29 December 2014]

    Ratification by branch

    Branch / Section Total members  / Nombre de membres      In favor / En faveur Against / Contre Spoiled / Rejeté % Participation % Calgary (10) 153 47 26 0 47,71% Cape Breton (23) 9 6 3 0 100,00% Edmonton >>

  • [22 December 2014]

    Voting results

    Hello all / Bonjour à tous Voting results / Résultats des bulletins de vote :  In favor/Yes  –  En faveur/Oui = 1079  / 63.14% Against /No  –  Contre/Non  = 576  / 33.70% Spoiled  –  Rejetés  = 54  / 3.16% Total Ballots Received  / Total des bulletins de vote =  1709 Total ballots mailed out / Total des bulletins >>

  • [16 December 2014]

    Canadian Tour Presentation

      Dear Colleagues,   The negotiation team has finished the presentations which occurred on the cross-country tour that explained this round of bargaining and the changes negotiated regarding the tentative collective agreement.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone that took the time to come to one of the 17 sessions held in one of the 16 cities across >>

  • [9 December 2014]

    UPDATE / A.P.O.C. Negotiations 2014 Q & A

    As a result of questions we are now starting to receive from Members across the country, the following is being developed and will be updated on the Website on a regular basis.Although we welcome your questions, we highly encourage as many Members as possible to attend the meetings scheduled across the Country which have now been added to the Website (Communique to Members re; Logistics).Regards,A.P.O.C. >>

  • [1 December 2014]

    NATIONAL CONSTITUTION-ARTICLE 4.3

    Colleagues,We wish to clarify the following for everyone's understanding:Article 4 .3 of our National Constitution states:• The receipt, either directly or from the Branch, of an application for membership shall constitute evidence of membership for:4.3.1 issuance of a membership card;4.3.2 the right and authorization to attend membership meetings;For the upcoming membership meetings scheduled to >>

  • [21 November 2014]

    Logistics Communiqué

    ASSOCIATION OF POSTAL OFFICIALS OF CANADA LOGISTICS COMMUNIQUÉ 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 >>

  • [21 November 2014]

    Communiqué to Branches Re: Voting Protocol

    ASSOCIATION OF POSTAL OFFICIALS OF CANADA COMMUNIQUÉ TO BRANCHES RE: VOTING PROTOCOL 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. This will involve each member completing a >>

  • [17 November 2014]

    Communiqué to Members about Collective Agreement

    Association of Postal Officials of CanadaCommuniqué to MembersNovember 17, 2014The Association and the Corporation have reached a tentative agreement for the renewal of their Collective Agreement.The Association wishes to update the members on those issues the parties have reached a tentative Agreement in principle. The Association’s negotiation team will embark on a national tour to explain to >>

  • [14 November 2014]

    Negociations – Tentative Agreement

    APOC and Canada Post have reached a tentative agreement After 8 months of negotiations to renew the Collective Agreement that expired on March 31, 2014, the parties wish to announce that a tentative agreement was reached yesterday evening. This tentative agreement is subject to a ratification vote by employees represented by the Association.  Further details will be shared in the coming days. >>

  • [14 November 2014]

    National Tour

    The Association’s negotiation team will embark on a national tour in order to better explain to the members the changes to the Collective Agreement. The tour will begin November 25th and continue through to December 11th. The dates and locations of these meetings will be posted shortly on our website.  >>

  • [10 November 2014]

    New OP-1 positions

    New organizational structure for the local areas Audience: All APOC-represented employees –Operations cc: Managers and above, Operations In May, 2014, the Corporation and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada met to discuss a new organizational structure for the local areas. The goal was to establish a standard approach to the management of regions, to equally distribute workload in >>

  • [4 November 2014]

    Defined Benefit Pension Plan Members

    Dear Members, By now you should have received the letter addressed to Defined Benefit (Pension) Plan Members. The Temporary Committee has completed their task of developing the Framework to be followed in the process of establishing the Consultation and Communication (C & C) Group. Please take the time to read the letter and stay informed regarding our Defined Benefit Pension Plan.  A >>

  • [4 November 2014]

    APOC Negotiations update for November 4, 2014

    Canada Post and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada (APOC) continue to negotiate the renewal of the collective agreement that expired March 31, 2014. Both parties believe they have worked through most of the issues. The Association will provide the Corporation with its final offer at a meeting this Friday. The Association and Canada Post believe a negotiated agreement is in the best interest >>

  • [22 September 2014]

    APOC negotiations update for September 22, 2014

    Audience: All APOC-represented employees and their team leaders. The Association of Postal Officials of Canada (APOC) presented the Corporation with a global offer on September 10, 2014. The offer was the Association’s response to the Corporation’s global offer of July 24, 2014. Talks, which have challenged both parties, resumed on September 10 and continue. Both parties remain committed >>

  • [1 August 2014]

    APOC negotiations update for August 1, 2014

    Canada Post presented the Association of Postal Officials of Canada (APOC) with a global offer after meeting during the week of July 21. The offer includes a response to the proposals that have been brought forward by the Association as well as narrows down the key changes that the company is seeking in the next collective agreement. APOC has agreed to respond on September 10, 2014. No additional information >>

  • [22 July 2014]

    MID YEAR PERFORMANCE APPRASAIL REVIEW

    Message to all members MID YEAR PERFORMANCE APPRASAIL REVIEW It has come to our attention that some Canada Post Management team leaders (MGT & APOC) are not following the correct process in evaluating APOC members against performance objectives/ action plans in the 2014 Performance Management Plan. What has occurred is following “team leaders are not verbally informing the member/s of >>

  • [25 June 2014]

    Update on Negotiations 2014

    Canada Post and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada resumed negotiations during the weeks of June 9 and June 16 and made significant progress on a number of important issues. Both sides are motivated to reach a new agreement for APOC-represented employees as soon as possible. Discussions are scheduled to resume during the week of July 21. >>

  • [18 June 2014]

    In memory of Wilfred (WIlf) Wilson (1933 – 2014)

    It is with regret that we have learned of the passing of Wilfred Wilson. Wilf was elected as Divisional Vice-President from 1971 to 1974. In 1974 he became the National Vice-President and in 1977 he became the National President until his retirement in 1995. He leaves in mourning his wife Dianne as well as his children and grandchildren. >>

  • [6 June 2014]

    Localized Zone Structures

    The Corporation and the Association have held meetings in April and May to discuss a method for standardizing the structure of the Local Areas. A model for the local areas has been discussed and will be utilized to establish a standardized organization. The Corporation, working in the regions with the Association, will be reviewing the Local Area structure in the coming weeks with the goal of more >>

  • [4 June 2014]

    Travel Policy

    Update on negotiations We have received emails in regards to the last Collective Agreement for PSAC, and more specifically in regards to the subject of the HO, Employees Communications of May 29 entitled Travel Policy for employees represented by PSAC/UPCE and which was sent to All employees represented by PSAC/UPCE and their team leaders. This topic is not part of our discussions in negotiations >>

  • [6 May 2014]

    Joint Communiqué

    Update on negotiationsAudience: All APOC-represented employees and their team leadersCanada Post and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada met during the weeks of April 21 and April 28, 2014. After productive meetings, both parties have tabled their respective proposals, and meaningful discussions are under way. Canada Post and APOC have agreed to review each other’s proposals over the month >>

  • [14 April 2014]

    Pension Plan April 11th, 2014

    A letter regarding the pension plan was sent to the employer on April 11th.You can find a copy of the letter in our documents tab titled, Pension Plan letter - April 11th, 2014. >>

  • [2 April 2014]

    Pension Plan March 28th, 2014

    In a historic first time, the 4 labour unions of Canada Post jointly requested and participated in a meeting to seek information related to the current status and future plans of our Defined Benefit Pension Plan.On Friday March 28th of this year a meeting was held at the Head Office of Canada Post. Additionally, Officials from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) were in >>

  • [28 March 2014]

    Update on 2.0 DPO Project

    All Members,The Association met with Canada Post on March 5, 2014 to review the status to date on the project. As of this date, the first wave of offers to the project has been completed. A total of 74 members internally were hired onto the project and in some areas all the internal candidate lists were exhausted. In these situations, the Corporation has committed to filling all the positions that >>

  • [28 March 2014]

    Joint Communiqué

    Canada Post and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada begin negotiationsCanada Post and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada met on March 24, 25 and 27, 2014 to begin the process of negotiating a new collective agreement. The parties will continue to meet during the weeks of April 7 to 11, April 23 to 25 and April 28 to May 2, 2014. The collective agreement, which expires on March >>

  • [26 February 2014]

    Negotiations 2014

    Negotiations: 2014 The APOC Negotiation Team met the weeks of January 13-18, 2014 and February 3-7, 2014 and have reviewed the hundreds of requests and proposals that were submitted by the members from the Branches throughout the country. In preparation for negotiations with Canada Post, the Negotiating Team has also scrutinized other Bargaining Unit Collective Agreements within Canada Post, >>

  • [26 February 2014]

    2.0 DPO Project

    2.0 DPO PROJECTColleagues,The Association met with the Corporation on February 19, 2014 regarding the 2.0 DPO project. Several concerns were raised by the Association to which the Corporation has committed to a response. The Parties have accomplished a great deal to date and the Association will continue to work with the Corporation in the best interest of both parties. A follow up meeting has been >>

  • [17 January 2014]

    Please be advised

    Colleagues,Please be advised that Guy Dubois, National President for the Association of Postal Officials of Canada, is currently unavailable due to a recent illness. It is requested that all correspondence, emails and phone calls be forwarded to your local Association Representatives, Divisional Vice-Presidents and or National Officers as appropriate. >>

News and communiqués > 2013

  • [30 December 2013]

    Joint Communiqué

    Joint Communiqué between Canada Post and the APOC To: All employees represented by the APOC With the recent announcement of the Five-point Action Plan, Canada Post will be establishing a project team composed primarily of Delivery Planning Officers (DPO OP-1) to support the Delivery Planning Organization in performing the conversion to centralized delivery methods in areas currently serviced >>

  • [30 December 2013]

    Joint Communiqué

    Joint Communiqué between Canada Post and the APOC To: All employees represented by the APOCWith the recent announcement of the Five-point Action Plan, Canada Post will be establishing a project team composed primarily of Delivery Planning Officers (DPO OP-1) to support the Delivery Planning Organization in performing the conversion to centralized delivery methods in areas currently serviced by >>

  • [20 December 2013]

    Joint Communiqué

    With the recent announcement of the Five-point Action Plan, Canada Post is re-examining some priorities. As a consequence, the proposed changes to reporting relationships, which were to begin at select locations in January 2014, are being scaled back. In general terms, we will not be proceeding with the proposal to have supervisors report directly to a manager.  We will continue to optimize and >>

  • [29 November 2013]

    APOC Collective Agreement CPC Negotiation Team

    Message From Mark MacDonell, GM Labour Relation I am pleased to announce the members of the negotiations team for the up-coming round with the Association of Postal Officials of Canada (APOC). The team members are as follows: Chief Negotiator:           Audrey Lizotte Executive Participant:    Anne-Therese MacEachern Labour Relations:          Shannon Hurst/ Stephanie Mason Legal: >>

  • [21 November 2013]

    Sales Group Concerns

    Sales Group concernsOn October 17th, the Association unofficially met with the Vice-President of Sales, Mr. Serge Pitre, to discuss some of the concerns of APOC members working in that sector. The items discussed included the following:The way quotas are set, the equation used and the origin of the data;The concern that the letter signed at the beginning of the year, where reps commit to fulfilling >>

  • [21 November 2013]

    Negotiating Team 2014

    As you may be aware the Current APOC Collective agreement expires on March 31st 2014.The Association expects difficult negotiations moving forward and is requesting your assistance for the upcoming discussions and negotiations.We have heard from all levels of the Corporation on the financial state of Canada Post, including the recent open forums conducted with businesses, local politicians, and individuals >>

  • [20 November 2013]

    New Front Line Organization November 17, 2013

    On behalf of The Association of Postal Officials of Canada and Canada Post,o     The parties met on November 13th and 14th to further discuss the concept validation phase for the delivery organization. o     The parties went through the models to be established for the concept validation phase. o     Joint committees >>

  • [12 November 2013]

    Technical problems

    The national office had technical problems concerning the reception of emails. From November 7th till November 10th inclusive, no emails were received. Therefore, if you sent emails during this period, we ask you to send them again.We are sorry of any inconvenience. >>

  • [31 October 2013]

    New Front Line Organisation

    Colleagues,The Association meet with Mr. Fred Pollard, GM Delivery Ops., Ms. Nikki Forest, GM, Operations Atlantic and Mr. Bruno Cadieux, GM Labour Relations, on October 18th to discuss the Corporation’s plan to replace C&D Superintedents with Operations Managers in Major Urban Centers and Local Areas. The Association does not agree with the intent of this plan, however, we do want to be involved >>

  • [30 October 2013]

    End of project for the safety group

    RSMC Safety project will be completed before the end of this year and while winding down the project we have identified a need for a change in the organisation to continue to support regional RSMC operations. •     On August 20, a notice with the new organisation proposal was provided to National APOC . •     During consultation, it was >>

  • [29 October 2013]

    Negotiation Committee

    Colleagues,Elections were held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 as per the following Article 8.33 of the National Constitution: 8.33 The Negotiation Committee shall be comprised of: - National President - 1st National Vice-President - one representative from the Atlantic - one representative from Quebec - one representative from Ontario - representative from the area >>

  • [18 October 2013]

    Delayering

    Dear members,The Association met with Senior VP, Mr. Doug Jones and the subject matter was the upcoming re-organization within Collection & Delivery. On Tuesday, September 17, 2013 a subsequent meeting was held with Western Canada GM, Mr. Fred Pollard, Atlantic Canada GM, Ms Nikki Forrest and from National Labour Relations, GM, Bruno Cadieux. The purpose of this follow up meeting was to discuss >>

  • [9 October 2013]

    National Policy Grievance # 00-08-001 “Conflict of Interest “ (Update)

    APOC MEMBERS UPDATE:Formal Arbitration hearings on this file concluded on Wednesday August 28, 2013.A little background information for those of you not familiar with this issue. Our position on this matter has always been that we do not object to the “ POLICY “ itself, but rather the Corporation’s interpretation of how the policy can or should be applied to our members.The Corporation has always >>

  • [3 October 2013]

    RSO – Regional Structure Changes

    On Sept 26th, we met with the Corporation in order to review the impacts of the end of the RSMC’s road safety project. At this stage, even though the number of members affected are low, we still need to ensure they are supported and informed of the process as per article 44 of the Collective Agreement. The Divisional Vice Presidents, along with the help of Human Resources, will conduct a review >>

  • [3 October 2013]

    National Consultation Minutes (Sept 16/13)

    On September 16th, a National Consultation was held between CPC and APOC in regards to Performance Management. You will find the consultation minutes under the DOCUMENTS tab. >>

  • [25 September 2013]

    UNIFORMS – EXPEDITORS

    A Memorandum of Agreement was signed September 13, 2013 between CPC and APOC in regards to Uniforms & Expeditors. And Whereas the "expeditor" position is a new role and is not considered in the Collective Agreement under the provisions for uniform entitlements (Article 48);The Expeditors will be granted similar entitlements to "interior" dressed positions and will be entitled to the provisions >>

  • [29 August 2013]

    RSO Regional Structure Changes

    Below is a message from Yves Bédard, National Director RSMC operations, sent earlier this morning. A meeting will be held at National Level on September 25th 2013 in order to determine the impact on our own members.____________________________________________________________With the upcoming end of the Rural Delivery safety project and to help stabilize and improve the RSMC operations in the regions, >>

  • [28 August 2013]

    APOC BULLETIN (AUGUST 2013)

    We are pleased to announce that from this day forward you will be able to read the APOC Bulletin by downloading the .pdf version from the DOCUMENTS tab.The August issue is being published and you will be receiving a copy by mail in a few weeks.  >>

  • [14 May 2013]

    Delivery Organization Restructure

    Colleagues,At a recent meeting held in Moncton, New Brunswick Doug Jones, Senior Vice-President of Delivery and Customer Experience commented that the Corporation was close to finalizing a review of the delivery structure of the organization and would be advising the Association soon. The Association was made aware that a review was being conducted last fall and had requested to be included during >>

  • [6 May 2013]

    APOC PERSONAL DAYS SURVEY

    The Association of Postal Officials of Canada and Canada Post Corporation have jointly agreed to survey our members regarding the use and approval of Personal Days in 2012. The results of the survey will provide the Joint Disability Management Committee (APOC/CPC) a better insight as to the effectiveness regarding the use of personal days. Your participation in this survey would be much >>

  • [22 February 2013]

    Personal Days

    Colleagues,On January 16, 2013 the Association wrote to the Corporation asking for parity for our members of the Association with regards to the recent collective agreement signed by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) and Canada Post. While we recognize that we are not currently in negotiations and that the current collective agreement does not expire until March 31, 2014 nonetheless, we have >>

News and communiqués > 2012

  • [18 December 2012]

    APOC HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

    The APOC National office will be closed for the holidays as of December 21st 2012 at 16h00 (Eastern Standard Time) includingthe week of December 24th to January 1st 2013.The office will open again during its standard business hours as of January 2nd 2013.However, the National Officers are always available via cell phones and/or emails if the matter requires immediate attention.KOHUT, Darrin-President >>

  • [4 December 2012]

    Rural Mail Safety Review comes to a close in Quebec.

    ***** PLEASE NOTE*****The Corporation is undertaking this position for the Rural Mail Safety Review in Quebec without prejudice to the position the Corporation may take in other areas of the country.Your National Executive***********December 2012Dear colleague,We understand that there is some concern that we have not informed you of our plans as the Rural Mail Safety Review comes to a close in Quebec. Your >>

  • [31 October 2012]

    APOC-CPC SENIOR EXECUTIVE MEETING

    Colleagues,On Monday, October 29, 2012 the National Office met with Doug Jones, Senior VP Delivery, Brian Wilson VP Mail Processing & Network, Bruno Cadieux, GM Labour Relations and Katherine Price-Raas Director Labour Relations. The purpose of the meeting was to obtain information about the company’s plans and the impact on our members. The Association’s primary concern was to obtain >>

  • [4 October 2012]

    Personal Days

    Reference: June 2012 BulletinIn 2010, APOC employees became entitled to Personal Day Benefits. A statistical review of the use of personal days by our members in 2010 and 2011 was very revealing. The results clearly indicated the following:In 2010, 7% of APOC members did not take 2 personals days and 5% of APOC members did not take 1 personal day.In 2011, 10% APOC of members did not take 2 personals >>

  • [11 June 2012]

    5 POINT RATING / AMENDMENTS TO APOC COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT

    The Association of Postal Officials of Canada and Canada Post Corporation, signed a Memorandum of Agreement in November 2011 pertaining to the changes of language in the Collective Agreement.As the 3 Point Rating Appraisal changed to a 5 Point Rating Appraisal in 2012, the language was amended to reflect this change.You will find the changes on the APOC website, under ``Documents``, title ``Collective >>

  • [8 May 2012]

    SAFETY BULLETIN

    Colleagues;The National Office and representatives of the Association have received numerous emails from members pertaining to health and safety issues concerning the carriage and use of laptops and other devices in their vehicles during the course of performing Canada Post duties. It is the Association’s position that the use of laptops and other devices in a vehicle whether in motion or not, >>

  • [2 May 2012]

    APOC – Dues increase

    Dear Members, As per the National Constitution, please be advised of the following:Article 10Finances10.1 The amount of the annual membership dues including the per capita assessed cost for the Association’s Group Life Insurance plan payable by each member of the Association shall be 1.28 per cent of the maximum salary of an APOC 1 or its equivalent under any subsequent job evaluation plan. >>

  • [23 March 2012]

    FOLLOW-UP…MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    Colleagues,The National Office and all representatives of the Association have received numerous emails and participated in numerous discussions with many of you regarding the last posting message on our website in regards to the changes imposed by the Corporation to the Minimum Requirements of the Route Measurement Officer (RMO) position. Subsequently, we have also begun hearing that now other “Support” >>

  • [7 February 2012]

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF THE RMO’S POSITIONS

    Colleagues,Please find below a copy of the reply sent to Ms. Sylvie Charbonneau regarding the Corporation's intent to change the Minimum Requirements of the RMO's (Route Measurement Officer's) positions.Canada Post CorporationSylvie CharboneauWe are in receipt of your email dated February 1, 2012 pertaining to your changing the minimum requirements of RMO’s (Route Measurement Officer’s) in February >>

  • [17 January 2012]

    Vacation Scheduling of our members in the Commercial Service Network (CSN)

    Colleagues,The Association and the Corporation appeared before Arbitrator Baxter on Monday, January 16, 2012 in order to begin proceedings on Hearing the National Policy Grievance filed with regards to the Vacation Scheduling of our members in the Commercial Service Network (CSN).With the assistance of Arbitrator Baxter and the respective counsels, a Memorandum of Agreement was agreed upon whereby; >>

  • [16 January 2012]

    2012 NATIONAL SALES CONFERENCE

    UPDATE...Since our last communiqué, CPC has agreed to change the accommodation strategy, thus providing individual rooms to all participants at the upcoming National Sales Conference in Toronto in February. Furthermore, we are pleased to announce that the National Executive Committee will be attending the said conference.***************Colleagues,Lately we have been receiving feedback in regards >>

News and communiqués > 2011

  • [25 November 2011]

    INFORMATION SECURITY

    IMPORTANT BULLETINIt has become evident that some of our members do not understand or appreciate the importance of the Canada Post Information Security and Policy Practices pertaining to corporate assets (i.e. computers, laptops, phones, etc.) and personal use in the workplace. The Association is very concerned that some members could and have faced serious consequences for deemed misuse and inappropriate >>

  • [29 September 2011]

    NATIONAL DEPOT MANAGEMENT – UPDATE

    As was communicated previously, the Corporation has placed a “Temporary Hold” on implementing NDM into any other facilities for the remainder of 2011. However, for those installations which had already been converted to utilize NDM practices, those offices are to continue to use the modules of the program put in place when activated. As was stated on the following recent SBN distributed by the >>

  • [27 September 2011]

    Sales Incentive 2011

    On September 9, 2011, the Corporation hosted a webcast which included updating of Sales members performance and incentives for 2011 and how the Company plans to mitigate the impact of the work disruption as it pertains to the revenues and compensation this year.The following information was included in the webcast identifying the Company’s strategy to compensate our Sales members:2011 Sales Performance >>

  • [21 September 2011]

    RVU Members

    Job Evaluation Update…As mentioned in a communication last June, the Association and the Corporation have entered into an agreement in regard to the JEP appeal for the RVU jobs that were still pending review. The Association signed a MOA, so the Conversion Review Procedure could take place and we are happy to say that this process was finalized in late August and that CPC will send results to RVU >>

  • [2 September 2011]

    National Depot Management Announcement

    Colleagues,The Association has discovered that the National Depot Management (NDM) program which has been implemented in various locations across the country has been “Temporarily” halted due to the current financial constraints of the company. We state discovered, as the Association was not made aware that this was even being considered and it was only through an initial query, brought to >>

  • [30 June 2011]

    RVU Members

    Job Evaluation Update…As many of you are aware the Association filed a grievance dealing with the issues surrounding the Appeal Process as it related to our members within the Revenue Verification Unit (RVU) functions.The Hearing date was set to commence in March 2011 and the Parties were prepared to make presentation in front of the Arbitrator for a ruling which would have permitted the use of the >>

  • [17 June 2011]

    Labour Disruption Message Part II

    Colleagues,Information has been brought to our attention that members are being instructed by their superiors to perform the work of the CUPW members currently locked out by the Corporation. In accordance with our previous message, it remains the position of the Association that our members are not required to perform such work. Therefore, if you are instructed to do work outside of your normal >>

  • [10 June 2011]

    Mail Delivery Adjustment Announcement

    Colleagues,Mail Delivery Adjustment Announcement:The Association met with the Corporation yesterday, June 9, 2011 and were advised that with the continuing Labour Disruption ongoing and decline in mail volumes occurring, adjustments to mail delivery would commence in the following days.The Corporation did confirm with the Association that NO changes would occur with regards to our >>

  • [2 June 2011]

    Labour Disruption Message

    Dear Members,As of midnight Thursday, June 2nd, a labour disruption involving CUPW may take place at your normal work facility.There are many rumours out there however, the following information is meant to assist you and hopefully, provide clarity regarding the position of the Association on some of the issues or concerns you may have.First, please ensure you visit IntraPost and review the Team Leader >>

  • [30 May 2011]

    Branch Presidents Meeting.

    The Branch Presidents meeting concluded this morning.As per the result of the election to file the 2nd National Vice-President position was filled; following are the APOC National Executive.Darrin Kohut, National President Guy Dubois, 1st National Vice-PresidentMadeleine Roy, 2nd National Vice-PresidentTerry Cotton, National Secretary-Treasurer >>

  • [23 May 2011]

    If you need help

    The National Executive Meetings, immediately followed by the Branch Presidents Meetings, will be held in Toronto from May 25th to May 30th 2011.If you need assistance or information during this week, you should email your Divisional Vice-President who will assist you, or direct your email to the Branch President responsible for your area, who will call you as soon as possible.These are the email addresses >>

  • [10 May 2011]

    Reminder

    To all Members, As announced in the October 2010 Bulletin, the dues increase will go into effect starting the first pay of May, May 12th, 2011. At the 2001 National Convention we adjusted the formula we use to calculate the dues. The percentage rate went down from 1.35% to 1.28% of the maximum annual salary of an OP-1. At the same Convention, it was also proposed and adopted to not charge the >>

  • [25 April 2011]

    Lately in the APOC world

    The National Executive Officers met with our new Canada Post CEO Deepak Chopra and a number of the 12th floor Senior Vice Presidents. We had stated to Deepak our concerns with some members of management who offer no hesitation in choosing not to respect our collective agreement or the Corporate Policies, even when they are quite aware of them. While it is certainly not the majority of them, they are >>

  • [8 February 2011]

    The Year-End review and Performance Appraisal

    Hello to all. This is a reminder to all members that as we come to the year-end, you will be required to review your accomplishments for the past 2010 year. The information provided is excerpts from Performance Management Human Resources training material and will be helpful for you and your team leader as you go through this process. The Year-End review and Performance Appraisal is the final >>

News and communiqués > 2010

  • [29 December 2010]

    Think about it.

    The Corporation is looking to fill some vacant Management positions.You may find yourself tempted to put your name forward to take on a new and different challenge. The Association is not opposed to our members leaving the Association to explore new opportunities within the Corporation. HOWEVER, we strongly caution you to be ABSOLUTELY certain that this career change is truly in your best interests, >>

  • [22 December 2010]

    2010 year end .

    To all Members,2010 was a difficult year for everyone. We have seen the Partnership changing to simple working Relationship, and we hope that this will not become a Battleship in 2011.APOC Superintendents were drastically reduced when at the same time workloads are increasing dramatically. Presently, we are trying to understand the new Management structure where we will see more General Managers with >>

  • [3 December 2010]

    50 new Route Measurement Officer (RMO) positions.

    The Corporation has started posting the new RMO positions on the Career Network.As you already know, you need to have the minimum requirements to be able to transfer from an OP1 to another OP1 position.In this case, you need to be a Supervisor with 2 years experience in collection and delivery/transportation and have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office (what you already use in your regular day >>

  • [29 November 2010]

    The latest.

    It has come to the attention of the Association that the Corporation will soon be and indeed already have done in certain areas, canvassing (members) volunteers to perform work which does not fall within the regular duties of our bargaining unit. Interestingly enough, it was not the Corporation that made us aware of this initiative but, it was in fact our own members, even when they were requested >>

  • [15 November 2010]

    Update – RVU Members:

    Following the Job Evaluation Review Process, the Association has advised the Corporation of our intent to send this position to the external review of a third party as was outlined in the Appeal Process. After many requests over the last number of months, the Association finally met the company on October 15th, 2010.Unfortunately, as a result of our discussions, the Corporation has replied to us via >>

  • [28 October 2010]

    Personal Days leave

    To all members:Article 32.6.1 Personal days. Please review this article in its entirety. This article speaks on the use and carry over of Personal Days. 1. For each fiscal year only a maximum of 5 personal days can be carried forward to the next fiscal year. 2. Should you have 5 or more personal days remaining in fiscal year 2010 only 5 of days can be carried forward to year 2011. The >>

  • [27 October 2010]

    Bulletin Vol. 40 No. 2

    You will find in the documents section a more reader freindly copy of the Budget Forecast from page 5 of the last Bulletin.The Bulletin was supposed to be sent in early October, but problems at the printers resulted in this delay.Thanks. >>

  • [4 October 2010]

    This week at National Office:

    The National Executive Committee is in Ottawa this week. We will have consultations planned with CPC and we will be discussing the lack of Relief / deletion of Superintendents positions / workload and NDMS with Doug Jones VP Operations. We will talk of the multiple changes within the Serve Organization with Steve Edmondson VP Costumer Service.We will have an update of the review of appraisals >>

  • [1 September 2010]

    FOLLOW-UP ON REORGANIZATION

    In many areas of the country, the Corporation has completed the exercise of deletion of our positions and the rest will be following suit shortly.The Association has a role to play and you also have an important role in helping us to help you.We are looking at all the possible alternatives in order to challenge CPC on giving our tasks/work to Plants Managers and/or in trying to pass more onto the Supervisors. >>

  • [21 July 2010]

    CPC reorganization

    The Corporation is proceeding with changing the structure. The Association tried to advise them that massively abolishing our Superintendent positions will only increase the Members workload and, at the same time spoil the quality of our service.If you have any questions on anything about this reorganization, please communicate with your local Representatives who have all the details specific to your >>

  • [13 June 2010]

    June 13th, 2010 update about the reorganization

    Dear Members,Many of you have been receiving and hearing messages from your Managers, Directors and even GM's about what is going to occur with the deletion of positions within the bargaining unit and potential Buy-Out options. You received the big picture at the conference call from Doug Jones/John Polak but nothing more. I want to state very clearly and unequivocally that these issues are still >>

  • [7 June 2010]

    Message from the Corporation to our members.

    APOC restructuring teleconference for front-line team leaders.APOC restructuring teleconference for front-line team leadersDoug Jones, Senior vice-president of Operations, wishes to update you on the restructuring of superintendent ranks, and related supervisory changes, at plants and depots. Teleconferences are scheduled a various times on Wednesday, June 9.Audience: All superintendents and supervisors >>

  • [31 May 2010]

    May 31st, 2010 update

    We attended a meeting with the Corporation last week. We had an overview of what will be the future for Superintendents in the Plants and C&D.Regrettably, CPC will pursue is way and delete many of our Superintendent positions. There will be local meetings with your APOC Representatives to review the Corporation’s new organization. I cannot show you the entire picture because each Plant will >>

  • [20 May 2010]

    May 20th, 2010 Update

    The Association attended a follow-up meeting yesterday with the Corporation. Unfortunately, all the Regions reports were not available. We expect to review the final details over the next few days.We had open discussions on what will happen to our Members after the proposed reorganization and as discovered, multiple situations are possible. This is due to the fact that the changes that will be implemented >>

  • [18 May 2010]

    May 18, 2010 news

    The Association and the Corporation will meet Wednesday May 19, 2010 to review the Regions study.The decision of deleting Superintendent and/or Relief positions will only raise the pressure on our members who already have enough to deal with. Despite the fact that we voiced on many occasions that deleting these positions will be fatal for the viability of our company; the Corporation focused solely >>

  • [7 May 2010]

    Update on re-organization

    We met with the Corporation’s representatives yesterday, Thursday May 6th 2010.There was a general discussion in regards to the Plants; the Corporation shared some light on their intentions. Following the presentation, we made some suggestions and brought forward our objections on some of their proposals.We will meet again next week to go over the proposals that come from the regions pertaining Collection >>

  • [29 April 2010]

    ”Update on the re-organization”

    The Association has met with the Corporation representatives to discuss the proposed Operational Organization Changes for 5 days over the past two weeks. The Association has seen movement from the Corporation’s original proposal which would have eliminated/delayered all Superintendent Positions within the Collection & Delivery Operations area. The parties have come to an understanding on moving >>

  • [24 April 2010]

    APOC and re-organization ”UPDATE”

    The Association has participated in 3 meetings this week in regards to the deletions/delayering of the Superintendent Positions in the Plant and Collection & Delivery organization. We are currently scheduled to meet again with the Corporation next week to continue discussions on this topic. The Association understands the needs for the Corporation to examine and pursue opportunities for cost >>

  • [30 March 2010]

    APOC the re-organization

    Update: Today, in the year 2010, it is regrettable that our partner has decided to set aside our working relationship to once again, bite the hand of the group that is working to make this company one of the rare ones to deliver profits in 2009.Indeed, these are the same profits which allow management to put a lot of money in their pockets while the rest of the workers, like us, will be putting >>

  • [29 March 2010]

    APOC – DUES INCREASE…

    Dear Members, As per the National Constitution, please be advised of the following:Article 10Finances10.1 The amount of the annual membership dues including the per capita assessed cost for the Association’s Group Life Insurance plan payable by each member of the Association shall be 1.28 per cent of the maximum salary of an APOC 1 or its equivalent under any subsequent job evaluation plan. >>

  • [28 March 2010]

    What you need to know if you should go off on Short Term Disability

    Once you have called your team leader and advised him or her that you will be off for more than seven calendar days, your team leader will enter STD Pending in S.A.P. this action will generate the process with Manulife and Access HR and let them know you will be off on Short Term Disability (STD).Access HR will send you a short term disability kit by mail which needs to be completed.You will need to >>

  • [12 March 2010]

    Mail Operations Organization – High Priority Message (March 12, 2010)

    To: All Association of Postal Officials of Canada (APOC) MembersDear Members,As many of you are already aware, a message has been distributed by Canada Post identifying the current economic challenges and the subsequent proposal to make changes to the current organization within the APOC membership.As stated in this message, the Association has already voiced our concerns with this proposal and in >>

  • [11 March 2010]

    APOC Job Evaluation Review Committee

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News and communiqués > 2009

  • [4 December 2009]

    JEP Appeal Process

    The Job Evaluation Review Committee met in Ottawa the week of November 23. The committee has now completed the appeal questionnaires for those wishing to appeal their job under the new Job Evaluation Plans.Audience: All APOC-represented employeesEmployees who wish to request an appeal of their job under the new Job Evaluation Plans must do so no later than January 22, 2010.The appeal instructions and >>

  • [18 November 2009]

    Progress report: Job Evaluation Review Committee

    Canada Post and APOC recognize that employees may wish to request a review of their job classification. The Job Evaluation Review Committee is responsible for determining the proper classification of jobs.As outlined in Letter # 8 of the new Collective Agreement, Canada Post and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada (APOC) recognize that over the course of the conversion to the new Job Evaluation >>

  • [28 October 2009]

    Committes Members

    I’m pleased to announce the following names of the APOC Representatives who will form part of the various committees.NATIONAL JOB EVALUATION APPEAL COMMITTEE:Michel Tremblay Serve Sales 5: Michel was a member of the committee who prepared the initial formation of the new Jobs Evaluation Plan. His experience and knowledge in this regard will be an important asset in this committee. Michel is currently >>

  • [8 October 2009]

    Changes in the Collective Agreement

    Canada Post and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada (APOC) have received a decision from the arbitrator in the final offer selection arbitration process. With this decision the parties can now implement the new collective agreement.You will find in the section ‘’Documents’’ the following 3 files that will provide further details in this regard:•     APOC >>

  • [30 September 2009]

    Request for the decision

    Dear Members, Please be advised of the following: The Association of Postal Officials of Canada has communicated with Arbitrator Picher our request to have his Award issued at his earliest convenience, in order that we may begin to implement the Collective Agreement as soon as possible.  >>

  • [24 September 2009]

    Negotiations between Canada Post and APOC

    Canada Post and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada (APOC) each presented their submissions for final offer selection arbitration to arbitrator Michel Picher on August 27, 2009. The parties continue to await the arbitrator’s decision. Further updates will be communicated as soon as the arbitrator’s decision is received.  >>

  • [28 August 2009]

    Binding Arbitration.

    Dear Fellow Members, Arbitrator Michel Picher has heard the parties yesterday Thursday, August 27, 2009. We will let you know of the decision as soon as it will be released.All the changes of the new collective agreement will be posted on our website on the same day and will be sent to you by mail. Also, a bulletin will be posted to let you know the details on the facts and the decisions >>

  • [15 July 2009]

    Negotiations Update: Final Offer Selection – Binding Arbitration.

    Dear Fellow Members,Arbitrator Michel Picher has been confirmed to hear submissions from the parties on Thursday, August 27, 2009. We advise and recommend that all members should review article 11 of the collective agreement in order to understand the processes involved in referencing those outstanding issues which could not be resolved through the conciliation process to an arbitrator.At this >>

  • [11 July 2009]

    Negotiations Update: Conclusion of Conciliation Process.

    Dear Fellow Members,Thursday, June 11, 2009 the Association of Postal Officials of Canada has formally notified Canada Post that it is the intent of the Association to refer those outstanding issues which could not be resolved through the conciliation process to an arbitrator as per the following article:•     11.4 – If the parties are unable to reach a negotiated settlement, >>

  • [4 June 2009]

    Communique about Jobs Evaluation

    Dear Fellow Members,Your bargaining team has received numerous emails from concerned members about the Job Evaluation Plans and specifically the process undertaken by the Canada Post Corporation and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada to establish the Plans. We believe that an explanation of the process is required so that all members are fully informed.The first step in the creation of any >>

  • [1 June 2009]

    Communique to Members

    As you probably know, the Association has written to the Minister of Labour to apply for conciliation.Now that the Interest Base Negotiations are over, we can communicate the issues where we have reached a tentative agreement in principle, and the highlight those issues that remains outstanding.You will find two communiques when you click in the documents section. I would suggest that you read the >>

  • [25 May 2009]

    Update on negotiations between Canada Post and APOC

    Canada Post and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada (APOC) have been meeting since November in an effort to obtain a collective agreement in the Interest-Based Negotiations process. In this process, both parties have been working together to find common ground on the key issues before them, and have exchanged proposals on these issues. On May 22, 2009, the Association wrote to the Minister >>

  • [7 May 2009]

    Update on Negotiations between Canada Post and APOC

    Canada Post and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada (APOC) continue to meet to negotiate towards a new collective agreement. The parties returned to the table on May 3rd, and are currently exchanging proposals on a number of issues.Under the interest-based negotiations process, both parties work together to find common ground on the key issues before them. The parties have arrived at a crucial >>

  • [28 April 2009]

    DUES INCREASE

    As The Association is not immune to cost increases associated with representing our members, the National Executive Committee has determined that a dues increase is necessary.DUES INCREASE:The APOC National Constitution allows for the current dues to be adjusted to a higher rate however, the National Executive Committee has elected to set the dues at a lower rate than that allowed in the constitution.Accordingly, >>

  • [30 March 2009]

    Update on Negotiations between Canada Post and APOC

    Canada Post and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada (APOC) have been meeting since March 16th to continue negotiations towards a new collective agreement. The parties will be returning to the table in the near future to further discuss the matters that remain outstanding. Under the interest-based negotiations process, both parties work together to find common ground on the key issues >>

  • [17 March 2009]

    Update on Negotiations.

    Negotiations between Canada Post and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada (APOC) are continuing. The parties returned to the table on Monday, March 16, 2009 for two weeks of negotiations towards a new collective agreement.Negotiations were previously held November 17-28 and December 4-12, 2008, as well as January 12-23 and February 16-20, 2009.Under the interest-based negotiations process, >>

  • [14 January 2009]

    Update on Negotiations between Canada Post and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada (APOC)

    Negotiations between Canada Post and APOC continued, with meetings held from November 17 to 28, and from December 4 to 12, 2008. The parties returned to the table on Monday, January 12th for two weeks of negotiations, with further talks scheduled in February. Under the interest-based negotiations process, both parties work together to find common ground on the key issues before them. Updates >>

  • [13 January 2009]

    Sales-Serves Job Evaluation Plan

    After the Operations questionnaire was again validated, in last November and December, APOC and CPC have continued to work on the development of the new Evaluations Plans for the Operations Group and for the Marketing, Sales and Services group. Testing sessions are being conducted, this week of January 12, in Atlantic Region, Québec Region, GTA and Prairies Region, specifically for the Marketing, >>

News and communiqués > 2008

  • [20 November 2008]

    Canada Post and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada begin negotiations

    Canada Post and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada (APOC) met on Monday, November 17, 2008 in Ottawa to begin negotiations towards a new collective agreement. This collective agreement is negotiated by way of interest-based negotiations. In this process, both parties sit together to discuss their issues and come to mutual solutions. The parties have dates scheduled into the new year. The >>

  • [14 November 2008]

    Negotiations versus Job Evaluation !

    As you probably know, we will start our negotiations on Monday, November 17th, 2008 and I would like to clarify one important point with you.The Job Evaluation review was supposed to be completed last March. It is not in place presently, because we always said that we will not RUSH the process just to finish it. Our primary goal was, and still is, the QUALITY of the product.During the week of November >>

  • [4 November 2008]

    UPCE possible strike

    It is possible that the Union of Postal Communications Employees will be on strike soon.As you know, you must cross the picket line to go to work.Our UPCE Colleagues will be on legal strike, you should not perform their work.Your workload is at the maximum, you are not there to play the heroes.François >>

  • [3 November 2008]

    APOC Job Evaluation Plan project focus groups

    As you know, we will be conducting further testing of the revised Job Information Questionnaire during the week of November 17 – 21. Communication to the regional management teams about the testing has already started and some of you may have been contacted for participation in this next critical round. We will be testing in:     Halifax, Nova Scotia,      St. >>

  • [1 November 2008]

    Private Vehicle Rates

    Employees who use private vehicles for business purposes will be reimbursed, in cents per kilometre, as follows: For APOC represented employees: CPC Requested and Employee Agreed to Use of the CarProvince/Territory 0 to 12,900 km AB 41,0 BC 43,0 MB 42,0 NB 43,0 NL 44,0 NT 49,0 NS 44,0 NU 49,0 ON 41,0 PE 43,0 QC 45,0 SK 43,0 YT >>

  • [20 October 2008]

    APOC JOB EVALUATION PLAN PROJECT: UPDATE ON FOCUS GROUPS

    Dear Colleagues,We would like to take this opportunity to provide you with an update on the progress of the APOC Job Evaluation Plan. During the week of September 15th we completed nearly 20 focus group sessions in Toronto, Ottawa and Montréal. Nearly 220 employees from Operations took part and completed the new Job Information Questionnaire.The purpose of this initiative was to test and validate >>

  • [15 September 2008]

    Job Evaluation

    The Joint committee met during the last two previous weeks. There were a lot of discussions between the Association and the Corporation and changes were made to the questionnaire.Several members from Montreal, Ottawa & Toronto were approached to complete the said questionnaire.There are still adjustments to be made but we are making progress and in the end result; that is what’s important! >>

  • [16 August 2008]

    Negotiations: Update

    The Negotiation Team got together the week of July 21st and began reviewing the hundreds of requests that were submitted by the members at special Branch meetings throughout the Country.The team will be meeting again the last week of August in order to categorize all the requests and continue preparing their strategies.Until the start of the negotiations, the team will scrutinize the other Bargaining >>

  • [12 August 2008]

    APOC – SUMMER UPDATE

    Job Evaluation: Where are we.....?Many members across the country are asking this question. Regrettably, at this point, the news is not very positive. The very definition of a “Joint Committee“has become an issue of contention between the Association and the Corporation.As self evident as the word “Joint “ may appear to be to most of us, somehow, the Corporation believes they have the >>

  • [28 June 2008]

    Negotiation Team

    The Negotiation Team is consisting of four Members Lyle Drouillard, Guy Dubois, Michael Ling and Dave Watters, the National Vice President Darrin Kohut and the National President François Goulet. Also part of the Team our Lawyer Advisor George Rontiris.The Team will meet in July and August to analyze the hundreds of demands that you send us. Thanks to all of those who took the time to participate >>

  • [29 April 2008]

    Update on APOC Job Evaluation Plans

    SUMMARY: In February 2007, Canada Post and APOC jointly embarked on a journey to review, update or develop both APOC Job Evaluation Plans (Operations and Marketing Sales & Service (MSS)). For your information, following is an update on the critical work accomplished by the Joint Committee as of February 29, 2008. ACTION REQUIRED: For information onlyDETAILS: March 2007 Provided Job Analysis >>

  • [3 April 2008]

    Negotiations

    To all Members.Spring is here and in a year (March 2009) our collective agreement will expire. We need to be proactive and prepare ourselves for the next round of negotiationsIn order to be proactive, we are involving all our Branches and Members on gathering their demands on changing and adding for the new contract. On the next page, you will find the day(s), the site(s) and the time of your Branch >>

  • [21 February 2008]

    Female uniform

    For some time now, some of our Members have been asking for clarification in regards to the female uniform.There are problems with the quality of the color the quality of material and the material and the design for both blazers and pants.Please forward your comments to the members of our Uniform Committee; in return, they will be able to present your comments/suggestions to the Corporation in attempt >>

  • [11 February 2008]

    To do or not to do…

    Since the beginning, the Supervisors Members of the Association showed their professionalism not only in their own job but also in the entire task around Canada Post day to day activities.Because it’s difficult in some parts of the country to find the necessary personnel to deliver the mail, we sometime believe that we should skip part of our duties to help the Corporation in respecting the norm >>

News and communiqués > 2007

  • [12 December 2007]

    Performance appraisal

    For your information.In approximately two months this will be the time of the year that you will receive your year end appraisal.If you receive a need improvement rating, read the following rules from the collective agreement and how to interpret it in blue or in red.When you contest an appraisal, verify if the Corporation has respected part 5 of letter 1.5. In the application of the appraisal process, >>

  • [16 November 2007]

    Special Meeting of The New Executive Committee in Calabogie, Ontario

    The National Executive Committee has 12 members; 3 National Officers and 9 Divisional Vice Presidents.Following our last Convention, there has been a number of changes: 6 new Divisional Vice Presidents, 3 members taking on new roles and 3 members that will continue in their current positions.For the first time, a special meeting of the new Executive Committee was held during the month of August in >>

  • [15 November 2007]

    APOC Job Evaluation Plan Project – Focus Groups

    Colleagues,I would like to take this opportunity to provide you with an update on the progress of the building of your Job Evaluation Plan. To date, we have completed nearly 90 Focus Group Sessions from the Atlantic Region to the Pacific Region. Between Operations and Sales and Service nearly 500 employees participated in these sessions and completed the Job Information Gathering Tool.The purpose >>