Canada Post Extends Lockout Deadline
Prince George, B.C. – Canada Post has extended its lockout deadline to 12 am eastern time Monday .
The move was made following a request from the Minister of Labour, MaryAnn Mihychuk that both Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal workers submit to binding arbitration.
Canada Post issued this notice last night “While negotiated settlements are always the preferred option, it has become clear that after seven months of negotiations, the parties remain far apart on key issues at the bargaining table. The uncertainty caused by the prolonged negotiations is having a severe impact on the business, our employees and our customers.
It is our hope that CUPW will consider submitting to binding arbitration to end the uncertainty. Canada Post is extending the current 72-hour notice period to Monday at 12:01 am to provide time for the union to consider this option. A quick resolution is in the best interest of our employees, our customers and the long-term future of the postal system.”