May 30, 2011
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has made a final offer to Canada Post in
the hopes of negotiating a settlement.
The offer includes several important amendments and clarifications to our positions and we are confident this offer can be accepted by CPC as the basis of a settlement.
CUPW has also given the notice, required by the Canada Labour Code, of its intent to strike if there is no settlement flowing from its final offer. The union said the notice puts pressure on Canada Post to actually negotiate.
“Striking is our only real bargaining lever with Canada Post and we have concluded that we must give notice that we are willing to use our legal right to strike to get a decent contract that meets the needs of our members and preserves public postal service,” said CUPW National President Denis Lemelin.