The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says it will stay at the bargaining table, temporarily averting a potential strike by mid-week.
The union said yesterday it would not issue a 72-hour notice of job action – which could have seen workers walk off the job September 26 at 12:01 a.m. EST – giving the Crown agency’s negotiators an opportunity to address the union’s demands, which include higher wages and better working conditions, reports The Canadian Press.
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Both sides, The Canadian Press notes, have been bargaining for separate collective agreements over the past nine months. Most recently, the unionized workers and the Crown corporation failed to reach a new deal at the end of August.
While the two sides continue talking, the union warns its members may still face a work stoppage if there is no progress in bargaining.
UPDATE: On September 27, Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers announced they will hold a weekend meeting.
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