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Notice of strike issued by Canada Post workers

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June 2nd, 2011

Following the receipt of a strike notice from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers Canada’s Labour minister tried to bring the two bargaining sides together.

Lisa Raitt met with Deepak Chopra, president and chief executive officer of Canada Post, and Denis Lemelin, national president of the (CUPW) – Urban Operations Unit.

“I have been closely monitoring negotiations between Canada Post and CUPW – Urban Operations Unit,” said Minister Raitt. “I am disappointed that the parties have yet to come to an agreement.”

The collective agreement covering a unit of approximately 50,000 postal workers expired on Jan. 31, 2011. Negotiations between Canada Post and CUPW – Urban Operations Unit started in October 2010. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service is assisting both parties in their negotiations.

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service was established to provide dispute resolution and dispute prevention assistance to trade unions and employers under the jurisdiction of the Canada Labour Code.

 

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