CANADA POST EXTENDS LOCKOUT DEADLINE TO MONDAY, APPEALS TO CUPW FOR BINDING ARBITRATION

Jul 07, 2016

By Jane Brown

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Canadians will receive mail tomorrow on Friday, but maybe not on Monday.

Canada Post is extending its lockout notice to the union representing it’s postal workers to 12:01 Monday morning. The deadline was originally first thing Friday.

There is also word from the Crown corporation that’s it’s negotiators are willing to submit to binding arbitration. But the two sides still have no talks planned.

The main sticking point in the ongoing labour dispute is a wage increase for rural mail carriers and pension changes Canada Post says it needs to reduce costs.

Canada Post has said CUPW’s demands are “not affordable” and would add one-billion dollars in costs over the life of a new contract just as the postal service undergoes a review of operations.

Leaders with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers have promised not to go on strike.

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