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The News' office will be closed for Labour Day Monday

sean Sep 2, 2016 - 1:25pm

Just a reminder that our office will be closed on Monday for Labour Day. Our staff is busy working today on the next edition of The Glengarry News, and we ask that if you have an ad or other submission you wish to have in the paper, you contact us today.

Call our office at 613-525-2020, or use our online contact form.

From the staff of The News, we wish you a happy long weekend.

Postal service disruption averted

publisher Aug 31, 2016 - 8:21am

Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) have reached an agreement in principle, averting a work disruption that CUPW had twice postponed since the two sides entered into negotiations with a mediator last Friday.

CUPW's negotiating committee unanimously recommended the agreements—one each for urban and rural workers—to its national executive board, who, in turn, are recommending that the membership ratifies them.

The agreements are for two years, rather than the usual four-year agreements that were negotiated in the past. In its statement, Canada Post indicated that the two-year agreements would avoid a work disruption and allow more time to examine issues facing the Crown Corporation, including declining mail volumes and rising pension costs, and the best way to address them. Details of the agreements can be found on the CUPW website.

CUPW has yet to set a date for the ratification vote. In the meantime, it will be business at usual at post offices across the country.

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