THUNDER BAY – If you are wondering how come there is no mail delivery today, it is due to the ongoing labour dispute between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.
While negotiations continue with the help of a special mediator, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began rotating strikes in Pickering, Ont., at 4 a.m.; Oshawa, Ont., at 6 a.m.; Thunder Bay, Ont., at 1 a.m.; and in Brandon, Man., at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 and in Winnipeg, at 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28 (local times).
Strikes also continued in Niagara Falls, Ont., and in ÎIes-de-la-Madeleine, Que. Meanwhile, employees in Vancouver and Sudbury returned to work following CUPW’s strike activity in those locations.
Canada Post is attempting to minimize the impact of the labour action on customers and, as employees return to work in areas impacted by strikes, it will continue to work to restore service and eliminate any mail and parcel backlogs.
A special mediator appointed by the federal government joined the parties at an offsite location on Wednesday, October 24, and is working to help them reach a negotiated settlement. Canada Post remains committed to the bargaining process.
The Corporation has made significant offers to CUPW that include increased wages, job security, and improved benefits, and it has not asked for any concessions in return.
We value the relationship with the union and have been able to find common ground on some issues. We have also committed to work together to address employees’ workload concerns caused by parcel growth, additional financial services and going beyond pay equity for Rural and Suburban employees by extending job security and moving to one uniform for all delivery employees.
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