Canada Post, Canadian Union of Postal Workers reach agreements
OTTAWA, Ont.–Canada Post announced it has reached tentative short-term agreements with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).
These agreements are for a period of two years, rather than the typical four-year contracts negotiated in the past.
“The agreements will avert a work disruption, bringing much-needed certainty in the postal system for our employees and customers. Canadians can now use the postal system with confidence. This is especially important as Canadian businesses large and small are already planning for the upcoming holiday shipping season,” said Canada Post in its statement.
The issues facing the Corporation, with declining mail volumes and a growing pension obligation, are complex.
“This approach provides more time for thoughtful discussion and analysis on how to best address these issues without the ongoing threat of a work disruption. The agreements must be ratified by members,” Canada Post said.