Calls For Back-To-Work Legislation After The Union Rejects Canada Post’s Latest Offer

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) said on its website last night that it’s still waiting to hear back from Canada Post on a counter-offer it submitted after rejecting Canada Post’s contract offer Saturday night. The union, representing 50,000 postal workers, is also waiting to hear from the federal labour minister on its request that she appoint a mediator to work through the counter-offer. A month of crippling rotating strikes at postal outlets and processing hubs across the country has created a massive backlog of undelivered mail. The Retail Council of Canada has joined eBay in a call for the federal government to enact back-to-work legislation to end the job action. In a weekend tweet, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cited this week’s arrival of the busy holiday shopping season in urging both sides to “resolve their differences quickly and reach a deal.”

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Scott Fox
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