Breaking through barriers for workers
who have children with special needs

Welcome to Special Needs and Moving On Projects!

Special Needs & Moving On projectsThe Special Needs and Moving On Projects provide resources and support for workers at the post office whose children have disabilities. The projects are available to members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and the Union of Postal Communications Employees (Public Service Alliance of Canada). The Special Needs Project is geared to families with young children; the Moving On Project is for adult sons and daughters with special needs. Life is more demanding when you work and have a child with special needs. Learn more about our Special Needs and Moving On projects.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE:

 

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No.22                                                                                                                                                                          June 15, 2016

On June14th,the Union received letters from Canada Post stating that as of July2nd, RSMC and Urban members will no longer be covered by our benefit plans. It is extremely important that you read this bulletin and follow the suggestions we have made.


ARE YOU ON DRUGS?

Many members or their family members are on prescription drugs that are commonly referred to as maintenance drugs or long-term medications. Maintenance or long-term medications are those drugs you may take on a regular basis to treat conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes.

July 2nd Fast Approaching

Both the RSMC and Urban Collective Agreements could expire on July 2nd and if that were to happen, we would not be guaranteed coverage under our Drug Plan. Members would then have to pay 100% of the cost of any prescription.

Three-month Supply

If you or a family member is on any medication that would fit into the category of maintenance or long-term medication, you should consider speaking with your Doctor and have him or her write out a prescription so that you can receive a three- month supply of the drug.

Have the prescription filled in June to ensure that you have your necessary medications to take you through a strike or lockout.

While we hope to have a negotiated Collective Agreement, it is always best to prepare.

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  Sylvain Lapointe                                           George Floresco
  Chief Negotiator –Urban Unit                     Chief Negotiator –Rural Unit
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