Be Prepared, Mail Service Disruption Likely
Prince George, B.C.- The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says Canada Post has rejected their request to extend the “cooling off period” by another two weeks.
That period ends July 1st, meaning the union could be locked out on July 2nd, shutting down postal service across the nation.
While contract negotiations have been underway since last fall, the National President of CUPW, Mike Palecek says the union only received the first ‘real’ offer from Canada Post last Saturday.
“They don’t really want to give us a chance to settle a deal” says Palacek “They want us out and they want the public to blame the postal workers for management’s decisions.”
Canada Post’s position is that delaying the deadline would only serve to provide more uncertainty for customers.