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Canada Post, postal workers reach tentative agreements to avoid work disruption

CKNW AM 980 Aug 30, 2016 8:51 am

Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers have reached tentative agreements.

Negotiations were extended twice after CUPW served a 72-hour action noticed last Thursday.

The union had been without a contract since the beginning of the year, leading to an intense standoff between the two sides over the summer.

Some of the main issues in the dispute included pension structure, job security, and rural-urban pay differences.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business had previously said that a work stoppage would’ve had a big impact on small businesses.

“There is still more than three quarters of our members who say they use Canada Post on a regular basis, and often it’s not for customers or clients, but the transactions that go on behind the scenes.”

CUPW represents 51,000 postal workers.

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