Canada Post’s New Offer
CBJ — As the dispute with postal workers and CUPW continues Canada Post has put a new contract on the table with the hope of preventing a work stoppage at the Crown corporation ahead of the busy holiday online shopping season.
According to sources within the union the offer includes improved pay and benefits with additional job security for both urban and rural carriers.It’s also believed the pension plan would remain as it is now, with no reductions targeted. CUPW has confirmed receipt of the latest offer but has not made a formal announcement, pending full review of the contents.
Failure to reach agreements with the agency’s 42,000 unionized urban carriers and 8,000 rural and suburban employees could result in a strike or lockout once a 72 hour notice period expires.
Any job action at Canada Post this time of year could threaten deliveries of packages to consumers who shop online. Canada Post said last year that it delivered about one million parcels per day during the holiday season, which represents a 20% increase over the same period in 2016.