Ottawa -UPDATE 5PM SUNDAY – Canada Post has dropped its threat to lock out its 50,000 unionized workers on Monday at 12:01 a.m. ET.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers and Canada Post were at the bargaining table on Sunday in an effort to resolve the issues of wage parity and employee pension plans that have held up a settlement.
Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk issued a statement saying she’s pleased to see there’s been “movement at the bargaining table.”
Following a deadlock in talks regarding issues of employee pension plans and wage parity, Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers have returned to the bargaining table.
ORIGINAL STORY – In a statement issued on Sunday, MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, said that she is pleased that there has been “movement at the bargaining table.”
The Crown corporation served a lockout notice last week and will be in a legal position to lock out the 50,000 unionized workers as of 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday.
Canada Post has repeatedly complained about the uncertainty customers face due to the possibility of a strike by its workforce.
A spokesman for the Crown corporation did not clarify on Sunday if the post office will act on its lockout threat.