Ottawa – The union representing some 50,000 postal workers (CUPW Canadian Union of Postal Workers) says it will reject a proposal to undergo binding arbitration in its labour dispute with Canada Post.
The Union says it is refusing arbitration as a “matter of principle” and hopes to reach a negotiated settlement and that Canada Post intends to ‘provoke’ a labour dispute (with a lockout).
Canada Post said Wednesday it would extend its lockout notice to Monday at 12:01 a.m. ET and would be willing to submit to arbitration in an effort to resolve the ongoing dispute.
The deadline had initially been set for Friday.