What’s the union done for couriers so far?
CUPW currently represents 400 bike messengers, car couriers and walkers working in five cities. Here are some improvements that CUPW courier members have negotiated in their first contracts in Winnipeg and in Montreal: WINNIPEG • Payment by commission but with a minimum daily guaranteed rate: • Cars – $105/day • Vans – $110/day • Walkers/bikers – $85/day • Joint union-management committee to determine rates charged to customers; • Fuel charge paid to employee Protection from discrimination • No discipline without just cause and written notice • Vacation Pay: • Up to 5 years of service -4% of gross pay • Between 5-15 years of service – 6% of gross pay • 16 or more years of service – 8% of gross pay • Leaves • 10 paid statutory holidays • 2 weeks vacation leave during first 5 years / 3 weeks leave over 5 years / 4 weeks leave over 16 years • The company pays for signage on drivers’ vehicles MONTREAL • Vacant routes offered by seniority • Once a route is assigned to a worker, it cannot be
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