Canada Post says it has no problem agreeing to a proposed “30-day cooling off period” proposed by its union in their ongoing labour dispute.
But there is one condition.
The Crown corporation says it can only commit to the 30-day extension if the union agrees to go to binding arbitration if the cooling off period doesn’t result in a deal.
A 30-day truce would allow both sides to focus on negotiations, a difficult task considering they appear to be far apart.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers proposed the 30-day extension in exchange for the union dropping its unfair labour practices complaint.
Canada Post had initially said it would lock out its 50,000 unionized workers Friday, but then extended that deadline to Monday.