Is a Canada Post Strike On Its Way To Mississauga (and Beyond)?
Is a strike or lock out concerning Canada Post workers on its way? The possibility exists, according to the Mississauga News.
The article reports a possible strike starting right after Canada Day, with members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) being in a legal strike position come July 2.
The union has been trying to reach a new labour agreement with Canada Post for more than six months. According to the CUPW, management has been seeking massive concessions.
The union says that proposals on certain issues, such as pay equality for female workers, have been largely rejected by the company.
The two sides have a history of negotiation troubles, with their last round of negotiations in 2011 leading to rotating strikes, a lockout, and back-to-work legislation before an agreement was finally reached.
Contract negotiations are currently underway. Although Canada Post officials are refusing to discuss negotiation details, they have said that the company is working toward getting a deal and is looking for more flexibility in terms of its delivery.
In the event of a work stoppage, postal workers have agreed to keep delivering pension and social assistance cheques.
Stay tuned for any further updates.