Postal worker strike looms

After issuing a 72 hours lockout notice, work stoppage could occur as early as Friday.

Canada Post workers have promised not to walk off the job before Wednesday, and are still hoping to negotiate a deal before it comes to a strike or lockout.

On July 5, the company announced the issue of the 72 hours lockout notice, meaning there could be a work stoppage as of Friday.

One of the primary bones of contention is the employee pension plan, with the company hoping to switch to a new one the union doesn’t want. They’re also proposing wage hikes.

A representative from Canada Post wrote the union’s proposed plan would add “at least $1 billion” in costs over three years, and also noted two unions have accepted the pension changes.

Currently it’s only the Canadian Union of Postal Workers that’s holding out.

Canada Post last experienced a work stoppage in 2011, which led to 10 days of rotating strikes and a lockout before the workers were legislated back to work by Ottawa.

Canada Post is warning customers of a potential service disruption.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Nakusp Rotary Club raises $530 for local food bank through mask initiative

Rotary members made and gave away over 200 masks by donation in late May

RCMP search for suspects who stole batteries from Nakusp Pole Yard

RCMP said the incident occurred at approximately 12:45 a.m. on May 30

No active confirmed COVID-19 cases in Interior Health: BCCDC

Numbers from the BCCDC’s dashboard show 193 of the 195 COVID-19 cases in the region have recovered

First Energy Metals set to start gold exploration work in the West Kootenay

The work will be conducted at two of its sites near Nakusp and Nelson

Flooding: Why the RDCK ordered hundreds of properties evacuated

All evacuation orders have now been rescinded

VIDEO: B.C. dentist gets grand welcome home after two months in hospital fighting COVID-19

Michael Chow was given a surprise send off by hospital staff and ‘welcome home’ from neighbours

‘Like finding a needle in a haystack’: Ancient arrowhead discovered near Williams Lake

The artifact is believed to be from the Nesikip period between 7,500 BP to 6,000 BP

Indigenous families say their loved ones’ deaths in custody are part of pattern

Nora Martin joins other Indigenous families in calling for a significant shift in policing

Friends, family mourn Salt Spring Island woman killed in suspected murder-suicide

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for Jennifer Quesnel’s three sons

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

Indigenous chief alleges RCMP beat him during arrest that began over expired licence plate

Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam calling for independent investigation

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

UPDATED: Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park arrested

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

Most Read