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Aug 12, 2017
171 posts
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honestly if they want to make a change for the better make advertiser buy for Houses and apartments....nothing like having to make 3 different sets of flyers for houses, apartments and houses and businesses...hell last week I had Houses only/ Businesses only/ apartments only...Houses/apartments...houses/apartments/businesses....and houses/businesses.....that crap is rediculous
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Mar 8, 2002
11027 posts
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GTA
CanadaProud wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2017 7:41 pm
honestly if they want to make a change for the better make advertiser buy for Houses and apartments....nothing like having to make 3 different sets of flyers for houses, apartments and houses and businesses...hell last week I had Houses only/ Businesses only/ apartments only...Houses/apartments...houses/apartments/businesses....and houses/businesses.....that crap is rediculous
Not gonna happen.

Take this week for example, I had a business flyer that was from a payroll company, that's hardly relevant to houses/apts, to say nothing about the ones geared toward homeowners.
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Sr. Member
May 2, 2012
766 posts
392 upvotes
STONEY CREEK
airmail wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2017 2:33 pm
Right now I make approx 6 to 8k on flyers and do it in 8 hours..oh but now I get extra time but less money
Lol
Inside workers keep there shift premiums.
And ups and purolator drivers will be making around 33 an hour by 2020
If you’re making 8k on flyers, you would need roughly 70 hours of OT as a result of flyers for that to break even on its own. That’s assuming you never went into OT as a result of flyers which was unpaid previously. That on its own seems unreasonable.

One thing which I think will really help our cause is the fact that since CPC now recognizes time values for flyers, they should be measuring routes at a MINIMUM of 33% coverage. Realistically it should be a minimum of more like 50%. This will significantly shorten routes assuming we hold them to this measurement. I believe that’s where the true gain will be.

I’m not sure where the 6 minute calculation is coming from, but time values for flyers is a good thing in my eyes even if it results in a marginal reduction in, “bonus” pay.
Deal Addict
May 5, 2008
4508 posts
1200 upvotes
Winnipeg
http://www.cupw.ca/en/unaddressed-admai ... your-route
The current time allowance triggers after 3 complete sets per week. Under the new proposal the time allowance will trigger after 1.5 complete sets per week. A complete set is calculated by taking your total number of pieces of unaddressed admail delivered in a week and dividing it by the number of points of call on your route that receive admail.
Member
Jul 7, 2014
293 posts
217 upvotes
Burlington, ON
Wish I was making $26+ an hour like the employee pay stub example.
More prep time is always great however that 6 extra minutes doesn't compare to the loss of wage when you are only making $19 and change per hour, even though you have worked at CP for 4 years.
Both sides are corrupt.
In a few years there will be no ad mail pay, only time value and we will be doing 100% daily to all 1500 poc.
Once CUPW gives a little it seems to have a snowball effect.

That 6 minutes will put my route over 25 extra mins per day. I will now have to complete 505 minutes of work in 480 minutes. Sillyness . CUPW needs to make some serious changes to the bargaing committee.

See you on the picket line
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Jr. Member
Jan 16, 2017
169 posts
35 upvotes
Toronto
For that unaddressed admail stuff, I had to laugh when it says 'The increased time allowances will shorten letter carrier routes by increasing inside time and reducing the number of points of call on a route. This will protect letter carrier positions.'

Yeah right! 'protect letter carrier positions' but not our bodies!!!
And less pay??

Seriously, who really wants to deliver IKEA and Canadian Tires types of stuff next year?
C'mon, CUPW, do you actually know what it's like to deliver those?
They're so disconnected with the reality of LC work!
Member
Mar 14, 2015
267 posts
169 upvotes
Pjtipps wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2017 11:50 pm
Wish I was making $26+ an hour like the employee pay stub example.
More prep time is always great however that 6 extra minutes doesn't compare to the loss of wage when you are only making $19 and change per hour, even though you have worked at CP for 4 years.
Both sides are corrupt.
In a few years there will be no ad mail pay, only time value and we will be doing 100% daily to all 1500 poc.
Once CUPW gives a little it seems to have a snowball effect.

That 6 minutes will put my route over 25 extra mins per day. I will now have to complete 505 minutes of work in 480 minutes. Sillyness . CUPW needs to make some serious changes to the bargaing committee.

See you on the picket line
Hell, I have to file a grievance because these idiots keep moving the goalposts about what constitutes my annual pay increase. A calendar year doesn't seem to cut it.
Jr. Member
Aug 12, 2017
171 posts
56 upvotes
I ponder if corporate is just going to throw the old rate back during negotiations and Union will call it a win?
Jr. Member
Jun 11, 2012
128 posts
22 upvotes
Montreal
Got another link? It won't accept my employee number
Jr. Member
Apr 30, 2017
110 posts
98 upvotes
CanadaProud wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2017 1:25 pm
I ponder if corporate is just going to throw the old rate back during negotiations and Union will call it a win?
Lol ...
Deal Addict
May 8, 2007
1159 posts
305 upvotes
Westside
Comments are disabled for this video. FU corp + cupw! I'm not a LC anymore for good reason. My health and sanity are worth much more.
Member
Jan 5, 2014
214 posts
226 upvotes
Addresses are hard..…
Just wanted to say thanks for the awesome shelves in my transit, I didn't want to put parcels in there anyway. I did enjoy the four trips back to the depot to reload parcels in it though. I wonder if there is a way to fit more parcels in your vehicle so this doesn't happen!

Not to mention the poor RPO girl was swimming in parcels at the convience store and it just looks ridiculous. Customers constantly flowing in as I am trying to drop off a full Transit of carded/flex items, but gates shut till noon on a Sunday here... Smh
Newbie
Oct 19, 2017
48 posts
37 upvotes
bigbluesky wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2017 12:03 pm
Hell, I have to file a grievance because these idiots keep moving the goalposts about what constitutes my annual pay increase. A calendar year doesn't seem to cut it.
You mean our annual pay increase to be effective only on our next full pay cycle & not on our actual hire date (i.e. Date became permanent) correct? You can grieve it? HR just tells me it's stipulated in our contract so....nothing we can do about it. Should I grieve it as well? My shop steward did not press this issue when I told him what the HR told me.
Member
Mar 14, 2015
267 posts
169 upvotes
Koolob1 wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2017 8:05 pm
You mean our annual pay increase to be effective only on our next full pay cycle & not on our actual hire date (i.e. Date became permanent) correct? You can grieve it? HR just tells me it's stipulated in our contract so....nothing we can do about it. Should I grieve it as well? My shop steward did not press this issue when I told him what the HR told me.
No, they consider "promotion date" you received a relief position to be the new anniversary date. That means you will not get the first year increase until the following year, as the clock has started again, in their minds.
Jr. Member
Jul 6, 2017
135 posts
101 upvotes
Slotstuffer wrote:
Dec 3rd, 2017 6:34 pm
Just wanted to say thanks for the awesome shelves in my transit, I didn't want to put parcels in there anyway.
I particularly enjoy how they block the lights when they're folded up!
I didn't want to be able to read the address labels in the dark anyway...

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