A collective agreement is a written law contract covering workers grouped into a bargaining unit. The contract is concluded through collective bargaining between the union and the employer. It is quite surprising that this problem ends up in the union and the employer`s lap to solve when they have few political levers to do so. I do not expect postal workers to fund a misguided government policy, but that is what they seem to be doing here (and please put to bed the foolish position that credit tests are not an indicator of the health of plan DB.) The question is whether we want a postal service or not? If we do, we must reduce paper billing fees or otherwise impose the corresponding postal charges on the world`s bells, which collect and benefit from such fees (all these organizations undoubtedly follow them as a branch with their corresponding P-L reports on profit centers). Canada Post Corp. employees and some retirees receive retroactive pay increases, as well as adjustments to their disability and life insurance and pensions, through two new collective agreements between the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and the Crown Group. The line of application to protect workers from unfair treatment, to have a collective agreement. It gives us a say in the workplace, allows us to improve our working conditions and provides us with a fair way to address and solve problems in the workplace. Prior to the arbitration, the parties had agreed on a number of issues that will also be included in the collective agreement and are worded as follows: collective agreements generally include wages and benefits. They also contain job descriptions and classifications, as well as a dispute resolution procedure (usually an appeal and arbitration procedure).
Also in 2018, the September arbitration verdict put in place a major closure on the key issue of pay equity. As I said, gender equality is a fundamental human right, and that judgment is fundamental to the way we pay for RSMCs. The RSMCs will see their salary increases from the January 2019 judgment. The full vote and payment will be made in the fall of 2019, retroactive to January 2016, in accordance with the judgment and agreements reached by the parties. We had a difficult year in which we worked on all of these issues. While we were on a positive financial path during the first half of the year, we have since lost a significant share of our customer base and parcel volume has not increased as expected. Instead, the quantities of parcels during the holiday period were lower than in the previous year. Across the company, there has been a tremendous amount of work to deal with delays and I would like to thank everyone for their contribution to these efforts.
The date of paragraph 53.01 has been updated to June 1, 2020. There should be no dismissal of regular workers who were working in the bargaining unit at that time. Any worker who is employed as a result of this date and who works for five years without interruption also benefits from this protection. Sometimes we just need a little help from each other to find our way down this path. In recent weeks, a number of people have sent me an email about the impact of the new business conditions on them. As you know, with the withdrawal of work, whether because of work stoppages or overtime bans or other measures, collective agreements no longer apply and conditions of employment are lagging behind the Canadian Labour Code.