Canada Post and CUPW waiting for a mediator appointment

Canadian postal services are always ready for innovations and using it to help and serve the Canadian people. Postal services is a very important piece of modern life, millions of people and businesses rely on postal deliveries every day, so when it comes to striking of postal workers it will have a huge impact on the everyday life of smaller towns, big cities and industries, and the whole countries. The Canadian postal workers' rotation strike “has come” to Winnipeg and Brandon. Manitoba was the last province hit by members of the Canadian Postal Workers Union (CUPW).

CUPW reports that 1,500 people left work in Winnipeg at 10 pm local time on Sunday and that workers are in Brandon, Manitoba supported the strike on midnight. The union said the Canada Post should sit down at the negotiating table to discuss the following issues: health and safety, equality for rural and suburban postal carriers and the suspension of unsustainable work.

More than a week after postal workers were forced back onto the job, Canada Post and its union aren’t negotiating at all.

Both sides are waiting for the federal government to appoint a mediator-arbitrator to resolve the labor dispute that had seen nearly six weeks of cross-Canada rotating strikes.

Canada Post management and the union confirm that neither side has met in days.

Last Monday, the Senate passed Bill C-89, forcing unionized Canada Post employees back to work. If the two sides could not agree on a mediator to solve the dispute, the federal government would appoint one who could impose binding arbitration.

While negotiations are stalled, the war of words continues over how much mail is stuck in the backlog caused by the rotating strikes. According to Canada Post, close to 700 trailers of mail are waiting to be delivered — almost three times the level it was last year — and there are just three weeks until Christmas, says Canada Post spokesperson Jon Hamilton.

The strike will continue in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Montreal, according to the CUPW website.

The rotation strike returns to Winnipeg, forcing postal workers to suspend operations again.

This will be the second time this year, the first strike was in October. The offer, which was submitted on November 14th by the Canada Post, expires at 11:59 p.m. on November 17th.

In a press release, CUPW said: “Canada Post has taken some steps to address our key priorities, but we have a long way to go to achieve an agreed collective agreement.”

So now when the Canada Post employees are striking, the packages are not being delivered on time, customers are not happy and the online and offline stores losing business.

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