Benson pushing Canada Post to pay up
May 31, 2012
To all members and former members of the PSAC who are awaiting their pay equity payments from Canada Post
Sisters and Brothers,
Let me first thank you each and every one of you for your perseverance in the face of what has been a very long struggle for pay equity at Canada Post. After nearly 29 years of hard work and dedication on your part and on the part of your union, Canada Post was forced to recognize that it hadn’t been paying “equal pay for work of equal value” to CRs working at Canada Post between 1982 and 2002. It now has to pay up what it has long owed to all of you. The Supreme Court decided and Canada Post has no choice.
As the newly elected PSAC National President, one of my top priorities is getting your pay equity money to you. I will be overseeing personally the implementation of the Canada Post pay equity court order.
I contacted the officials at Canada Post in the days following my election to ensure that the implementation process moves forward as fast as it can. I have met with our team of PSAC staff, UPCE officials and our legal counsel. As I write these words, they are working hard to ensure that Canada Post abides by the decision of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and calculates all individual payments as accurately and as efficiently as possible. I can honestly say that the ongoing discussions with Canada Post officials have progressed considerably in the past week.
Our team at PSAC is now focused on finalizing the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Canada Post – the document that will guide the calculation and processing of payments.
Once we agree on the MOA, it will be up to Canada Post to do all the necessary work to calculate what is owed to each individual, to ensure that those who are entitled to pay equity payments get their money, and all the other details that will get payments to individuals. I encourage you to visit the Canada Post pay equity website for answers to these questions.
In the meantime, I am committed to providing regular updates as we work towards finalizing the MOA. Reports on our progress will be posted on the PSAC website.
Date Modified : 2012/05/31