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Canada Post Strike Update

 

Open Letter to Employees: June 23, 2011

Dear Colleagues,

We know you’re disappointed—as we are—that contract talks between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers broke off on June 22. With so much at stake, you deserve to know why.

For the first time this week, we finally saw some movement by the union to address the challenges faced by the company. This happened only after the Minister of Labour tabled back-to-work legislation and after hundreds of millions of dollars in losses had been inflicted on us. Despite the growing revenue loss, we made yet additional concessions in an attempt to reach a deal.

Had we seen the same amount of movement before the beginning of strikes, we would have been in a much better position to reach a deal. However, after incurring hundreds of millions of dollars in losses, we are even in a worse position to pay for all of the demands.

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Talks Between Canada Post and CUPW Break Off: June 22, 2011

 

Despite intense negotiations over the past 72 hours, Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) have not been able to reach an agreement and talks between the two have broken off. Every effort has been made to reach a negotiated settlement that is in the best interests of employees, customers and the company.

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Canada Post and Union Remain Far Apart on Fundamental Issues: June 17, 2011

Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) remain divided on a number of key bargaining issues—including wages, pension and sick leave. Canada Post Chief Executive Officer Deepak Chopra met with Denis Lemelin, President of CUPW, but the meeting failed to bring the two sides any closer to a resolution on the fundamental challenges facing Canada Post.

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