OTTAWA – Canada Post and its largest union, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, remain at loggerheads over a union proposal to increase wages for rural and suburban mail carriers, and the Crown corporation’s proposal for pension changes. Here’s a look at some of the figures at play in the talks.
$169 million: profit from operations Canada Post reported in its 2015 annual report.
10.1 billion: pieces of mail Canada Post handled in 2011.
8.9 billion: pieces of mail Canada Post handled in 2015.
53.8: labour costs, as a percentage of revenue, for Canada Post in 2011.
47.9: labour costs, as a percentage of revenue, for Canada Post in 2015.
8,000: rural and suburban mail carriers whose collective agreement expired in December.
42,000: urban mail carriers whose collective agreement expired in January.
0.75: average per cent increase per year CUPW says the majority of postal workers would receive under Canada Post’s last contract offer.
2.25: average per cent increase per year CUPW has proposed in negotiations.
$1 billion: how much Canada Post says the union’s requests will cost over the lifetime of a four-year contract. The union disputes that figure.
(Sources: Canadian Union of Postal Workers negotiation notices, Canada Post 2015 annual report, Employment and Social Development Canada)