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Monday, 30 May 2011 10:58

Canada Post sets strike deadline for June 2

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Courtesy CCNA

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has made a final offer to Canada Post in the hopes of negotiating a settlement.

The union has also given the notice, required by the Canada Labour Code, of its intent to strike if there is no settlement following its final offer. The union will be in a legal position to strike on Thursday, June 2, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

CUPW national president Denis Lemelin spoke to reporters at a press conference in Ottawa on Monday, May 29. Lemelin said the union is willing to bargain right up to the strike deadline to get a contract based on its final offer, which means that a work disruption could still be averted even though the union has given notice of its intent to strike.

Both sides have agreed that federal pension and old age security cheques would be delivered in the event of a strike, but all other mail and parcel delivery would cease.

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