Still No Deal and Strike Mandate Running Out of Time
Canada Post says the two sides “are no closer to a resolution”
The Crown Corporation does expect the Union to make some sort of move soon as CUP-W’s 60 day strike mandate will expire on August 25th. The union could call another membership vote to show support for an extension, but is said to be exploring other ways.
Canada Post’s Vice President of Sales, Serge Pitre says it’s possible job action could take place “Based on options available to CUPW, we can expect a 72-hour strike notice to be issued by the union between now and August 25. This does not necessarily mean that there will be full-scale work disruption associated with the notice, as in a recent bulletin the union reiterated that they do not want to go on strike.”
Pitre says he regrets he cannot provide more certainty for businesses, but that Canada Post remains “committed to our goal of reaching agreements that are fair to our employees – and that also allow us to provide the affordable pricing and service on which our customers depend.”