Postal Talks “Discouraging” says Canada Post
Prince George, B.C.- Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers continue their negotiations, but in a release issued by Canada Post today, the Crown corporation says “progress is discouraging”.
The Post Office also wanted to clear up some confusion about the current round of talks as some believe there was a 30 day limit to the discussions. “That was not the case” says Canada Post ” This confusion may stem from an earlier offer by Canada Post on July 8 to negotiate intensively for 30 days under an extended “cooling off period.” The offer was contingent on both parties agreeing to binding arbitration if they could not reach negotiated settlements within 30 days.”
That means there was no significance to the date of August 8th.
The two sides remain at the bargaining table, with Canada Post saying while it has a strong desire to negotiate without the threat of a lockout “a threat of a 72-hour notice to strike is always a very real possibility.”
The union has said it has no intentions of going on strike.