Canada Post Issues 72-Hour Lockout Notice, Work Stoppage Possible Friday

Article by CBC News

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Canada Post said it intends to lock out its workers starting on Friday after months of negotiations have failed to make a labour deal between the postal carrier and its largest union.

The move comes hours after Canada Post said its latest offer presented on June 25 was fair and reasonable, and that it still hoped to negotiate a deal with the union.

The Crown corporation blamed prolonged negotiations, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers’ strike mandate and the financial cost of a rapid decline in mail volume.

But the 72-hour notice does not necessarily mean the mail will stop being delivered as of Friday.

Rather, Canada Post says, the lockout notice allows the carrier to “take measures that are necessary to respond to the changing business reality.”

Still, both sides say they are hopeful a deal can be reached before Friday.

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