Thursday, August 25, 2016
Postal workers union issues 72-hour job action notice
Christian Davis - The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) announced today that it was filing a 72-hour notice of job action after it said Canada Post management declined to agree to a 24-hour extension of negotiations requested by federal Minister of Labour MaryAnn Mihychuk. CUPW has a strike mandate that is set to expire at midnight eastern time today, Thursday August 25. According to CUPW "In the notice it sent to management, CUPW listed its anticipated job actions but has stopped short of walking off the job." CUPW national president Mike Palecek said “We are still willing to withdraw our notice if Canada Post agrees to an extension."