Yesterday, arbitrator Michel G. Picher accepted Canada Post’s proposal during final offer selection process, reaching an agreement with the Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Association (CPAA).
“Canada Post is appreciative that the arbitration process efficiently expedited the resolution of difficult bargaining issues between us and the CPAA,” says Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra.
The CPAA, which represents over 5000 rural postmasters and assistants, lobbied for a defined contribution pensions plan for new employees. After negotiating with the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Union of Postal Communications, the CPAA achieved their goal with a defined contribution plan for administrative and technical employees hired after May 2014.
A plan was also negotiated for supervisors and employees in supervisory support groups hired after February 2015.
Other features of the agreement include adjustments to entry-level wages and an increase in employee contributions for post-retirement benefits.
During final offer selection process, the CPAA and Canada Post each submitted final proposals outlining outstanding matters and supporting evidence. The arbitrator could then choose one proposal in its entirety without blending elements from both.
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