After six weeks of local membership meetings, the members in both the Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMC) and the Urban Postal Operations (UPO) bargaining units have ratified their tentative collective agreements reached with Canada Post on September 1st.
The unaudited results show adoption of the RSMC contract by 55% of those voting. The number of members voting in 2016 exceeded the turnout in 2012.
The UPO contract was adopted by almost 63% of the Urban members participating.
A breakdown of regional totals will be provided once the results are confirmed by the auditor. As in the past, Local results for both bargaining units will be published in the next edition of the CUPW Perspective.
The National Executive Board and the Negotiating Committee would like to thank all members who took the time to participate in this important process.