Nov 27, 2018
By Jane Brown
Full cross-country mail service is set to resume at noon ET, after senators in Ottawa passed legislation last evening ordering an end to rotating strikes by Canada Post workers.
Senator Peter Harder says the legislation now gives a government-appointed mediator or arbitrator 90 days to try and a reach contract settlement, “so let’s let that process unfold and give the parties the opportunity to find an agreement.”
Failing that, a settlement could be imposed either by the arbitrator or from one of the proposals put forward by Canada Post or CUPW. A statement from The Canadian Union of Postal Workers issued Monday evening says all options are being explored to fight the back to work order.
Five weeks of rotating strikes have led to massive backlogs of mail and parcel deliveries at Canada Post’s main sorting plants in the GTA, Vancouver and Montreal.