No answers have been delivered yet after a weekend of negotiations, and now mediation has been extended for another 24 hours.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers confirmed they will not go on strike, the overtime ban that was supposed to start at midnight was instead put on hold for a day as announced on Monday, now mediations have been pushed through to Tuesday.
In a statement, national president of the CUPW Mike Palecek says:
“Postal workers are more than ready to take action for pay equity, pensions and decent jobs if that’s what it takes but we’ll keep talking if there’s a chance to settle this peacefully.”
Contract talks will continue between Canada Post and the CUPW with the help of a government-appointed mediator.
The current collective agreements will continue to apply.
CUPW served a 72 hour strike notice Thursday, accusing Canada Post of forcing a labour disruption by refusing to bargain in good faith.