With mail backed up at distribution centres across the country ahead of the holiday rush, striking postal workers have rejected a call from Canada Post for a “cooling off” period. Canada Post said yesterday that it would agree to another round of mediation with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, but only if workers end their rotating walkouts, clear the massive backlog of undelivered parcels, and keep the mail moving. The union said no. The federal Labour Minister says what matters in coming days is that the two sides keep talking to reach a collective agreement. She would say if back-to-work legislation is coming. The Retail Council of Canada has called on Ottawa to legislate an end to the month of rotating strikes.
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