Here is the latest update that I have received from Canada Post regarding the impending strike:
Dear Canada Post customer,
I am writing to update you on our negotiations and advise you that there
can be no legal work disruption before the expiry of a 72-hour notice, and
one has yet to be filed.
On Saturday, June 25, 2016, we tabled offers in our separate negotiations
with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW-Urban and CUPW-RSMC), which
represent our delivery agents and plant employees. Our offers were designed
to help bring a quick resolution to the negotiations and end the
uncertainty that is negatively impacting our customers and our employees.
Our offers included modest and manageable wage increases for all employees
and no changes to the pension for all employees in the plan.
As you can read in our public statement, we are extremely disappointed with the
response from CUPW. Late Friday evening, CUPW tabled offers that would add
at least $1 billion in new costs over the term of a new collective
agreement while rejecting the Corporation’s approach to address the
long-term issues with the employee pension plan.
Rather than saddle customers with more than $1 billion in new costs, Canada
Post continues to remain at the table to negotiate an agreement that is reasonable
and affordable. In the event of a full disruption, Canada Post will not
operate, deliver or accept new items. We will keep you updated on our
Thank you for your business and your continued patience.
Canada Post Corporation