There will be no mail disruption Monday after Canada Post dropped the lockout threat to 50,000 of its unionized workers.
Earlier today, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, MaryAnn Mihychuk, encouraged both Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers to continue their discussions beyond the lockout notice.
Accordingly the Corporation says it has withdrawn its 72-hour notice.
As a result, there will not be a lockout, “which will allow both parties to focus their efforts on serious negotiations.”
“We are also expecting the union to honour their repeated public statements that they have no plans to issue a strike notice,” Canada Post said in a release.
“Assurance from both parties that the postal system will remain open for business while we negotiate will provide the certainty that Canadians and our employees are looking for.”