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Mar 8, 2002
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YoungPostiefrom92 wrote:

To add: Im guessing you're one of the guys who's been around for 10+ years and think you're all high and mighty cause you started earlier than the new temps coming in.
Guess again
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Aug 12, 2017
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explorer11 wrote: So how about this.

if i owned a landscape business and i need 2 more people. I already have a staff of 5 earning about $26 an hour. so i hired 2 more people and i tell them they are going to earn $19 per hour and they accepted the job. Do a couple weeks go by and now they approach me and tell me they want to $26 like my original employee. what would you do as a business owner. those employees at accepted an $19 rate so why pay them for something agreed upon. At any point they could have said no $19 is not acceptable i need more but they accepted the job at $19 not $26.

people are focused at obtaining the job first and then argue what was negotiated at he beginning.

New employee for Canada post know the rate is $19 if they have a problem with it then dont apply.

What being said i would have left a long time ago working for $19. The rate i feel should be increases at a faster rate than 7 years but those were the conditions which are set upon new hires

Just my 2 cents. I owned at business before and i hired my people for it. a lot of people will agree to juts about anything just to get their foot in the door and then start with pay increases or i cant work weekends or i cant work evenings when at the interview it was all stated you will need to work those hours at that rate
I do see a valid point in what you are saying but remember just because a person accepts a job at the given rate does not mean that they can't fight for a difference....in our situation we do that through the union...if Canada Post was a private entity we could go up to the Boss and say "I am not happy with the pay for the work I am doing I would like a raise" We can't do that in a Union environment..we are bound by a contract which is now up for negotiation. I would love to be able to go in and give my reason I think I deserve a raise...that won't happen. Yes I agreed to the current rate when hired but I was also factoring in a possible raise for temps come contract time....if no raise you could see an already HUGE turnover rate become a disaster for Canada Post...I mean Temps do a lot of crap work for what is not going to be much over minimum wage in the near future.
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When did canada post put out their first offer last time?
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Mar 22, 2012
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By the River
My pay stub has no Federal Income Tax taken off.....anyone else have this??
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Crazyhorse75 wrote: My pay stub has no Federal Income Tax taken off.....anyone else have this??
Mine is normal.
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Dec 21, 2007
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Hugh Jass wrote: You don't choose the size, they'll send you the relevant sizes according to your measurements. If any of the items don't fit, you can exchange them.

Tip: add half an inch to your pant leg, as they're notorious for leaving them too short.
To place an order it goes by the measurements you enter but when you go to "check out" or finalize your order you can change the sizes to whatever you want.
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Feb 17, 2017
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jonny_fishead wrote: To place an order it goes by the measurements you enter but when you go to "check out" or finalize your order you can change the sizes to whatever you want.
Thanks. Also, for each size (small, medium, etc) what do the letters in front mean ( ex. R-M, T-M)?
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Mar 22, 2012
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By the River
My pay stub has no Federal Income Tax taken off.....anyone else have this??
Hugh Jass wrote: Mine is normal.

This worries me!!
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Oct 16, 2014
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at the chiropractors
It used to be that a relief carrier made more than a top rate full time carrier (per hour). I believe that it should still be that way. Being a relief is twice as hard as having the seniority to "own your own route". And yes, I do have more than 10 years..... However, as for equal pay for equal work, I am of the mind set, that in GENERAL, a first year person in any job should be paid less than somebody with more years (experience). That would apply to that accountant and to the person flipping burgers. Wages should not only reflect a premium for experience, but also for LOYALTY.
Sometimes the truth hurts. The other times it hurts worse....
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Mar 24, 2016
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scarborough
CanadaProud wrote: I do see a valid point in what you are saying but remember just because a person accepts a job at the given rate does not mean that they can't fight for a difference....in our situation we do that through the union...if Canada Post was a private entity we could go up to the Boss and say "I am not happy with the pay for the work I am doing I would like a raise" We can't do that in a Union environment..we are bound by a contract which is now up for negotiation. I would love to be able to go in and give my reason I think I deserve a raise...that won't happen. Yes I agreed to the current rate when hired but I was also factoring in a possible raise for temps come contract time....if no raise you could see an already HUGE turnover rate become a disaster for Canada Post...I mean Temps do a lot of crap work for what is not going to be much over minimum wage in the near future.
i agree that you should fight to make this better. However if they increase the wage to another $1 it should again be to every member of the union not just the newbie.

I think what we should be fighting for is to get all newbie up to the maximum level in less time not 7 years.
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QuakerO wrote: Thanks. Also, for each size (small, medium, etc) what do the letters in front mean ( ex. R-M, T-M)?
Pretty sure the T is tall. Not sure what the R would be.
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Mar 18, 2018
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Transfer(relocation) to other province at Canada Post.

I have worked for Canadapost for about ten years. I am a full-time letter carrier in Winnipeg.

I plan to move to British Columbia soon. So I have some questions about relocation (transfer).

Questions:

1. When I apply for the transfer to BC depot, approximately how long will it take to get a position?
2. Once I get a position in BC, how many days are allotted for relocation? (e.g. two months)
3. I need to sell my home before going to BC. What if it takes longer than the allowed period time to transfer?
4. Which forms do I need to fill out?
Jr. Member
Dec 8, 2017
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No one can say how long it will take to get transferred. It will depend on where you want to go and the size of the depot.
You need to fill out a transfer form.
If you do get a offer for a transfer you will have one working day to answer yay or nay.
If you do not reply it will be considered a no.
The collective agreement does not say how long you have to get to your new installation only that they can fill the assignment with a temp till you get there. That is something to talk to with the staffing person when you do get a offer.
Look at art13:15.

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