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Canada Post update

publisher Sep 20, 2018 - 4:19pm

Here is an update from Canada Post on the possibility of a strike or lock-out.

"Negotiations continue between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).

Offers have been exchanged between the parties and all efforts are focused on reaching an agreement.

While we continue to work towards our goal of a negotiated settlement, we understand that you are watching the calendar and want to know what could happen.

We are nearing the end of the conciliation process, which is officially referred to as the 21-day cooling off period.

This is a normal phase of the conciliation process detailed in the Canada Labour Code and will end on Tuesday, September 25. That means the earliest a legal job action could occur is 00:01 (one minute after midnight) on Wednesday, September 26.

A legal job action requires the filing of a 72-hour notice. So the earliest that could come is Sunday, September 23.

It’s important to stress at this point that we have no indication that a legal job action will occur. Talks are ongoing now and we could simply remain at the table and keep negotiating after September 26.

However, we also realize that until an agreement is reached, there will be uncertainty for those who count on the postal service. If we reach a point where the union decides to conduct a legal rotating job action, Canada Post would remain committed to negotiating and we would continue to operate. In the past, rotating legal job actions have been isolated to one or two specific locations at a time, impacting those areas for a period of 24 hours.

In a situation like that, Canada Post would continue to accept, process and deliver mail and parcels in all areas that are not affected. Once the 24-hour period expires, we would return to normal operations in the affected locations.

Talks resume

publisher May 23, 2018 - 3:07pm

Striking unionized workers and the City of Cornwall are set to resume contract talks tomorrow at 9 a.m.

The labour dispute has curtailed ambulance service in Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry

The city has accepted a formal written request from the Canadian Union of Public Employees to return to the bargaining table.

Tentative deal

publisher Feb 13, 2017 - 1:22pm

A tentative agreement has been reached between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4155, representing 250 education workers, and their employer, the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien (CSDCEO).The workers have been on strike since February 7.

The workers have been on strike since February 7.

No details of the agreement will be released until the members have had an opportunity to review and ratify the tentative deal. Ratification meetings will be scheduled Monday, February 13.