Canada Post withdraws lockout notice

JULY 11, 2016 – It’s business as usual at the post office, as Canada Post has withdrawn its 72-hour notice, ensuring that there will be no postal disruption today.

This action follows Canada Post’s July 8 offer to extend the notice period by 30 days, and the rejection of that offer by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) due to its opposition to the accompanying condition that both parties must submit to binding arbitration if negotiations are unsuccessful during the 30-day period.

In its announcement about the withdrawal, Canada Post stated that withdrawing the notice will “allow both parties to focus their efforts on serious negotiations.” The Crown corporation also asked the union to repeat its earlier statements that it has no plans to issue a strike action.

Newspapers Canada will continue to monitor the situation and keep members informed of further developments.

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