After months at the bargaining table, and going around the clock more than once, Canada Post and the union representing its employees have reached an agreement.
Labour Minister, and special mediator, MaryAnn Mihychuk says the agreements were reached “voluntarily”.
It’s a short-term deal, only two years, and according to Canada Post 4-year contracts were usually negotiated in the past. The agreements, however, still have to be ratified.
Since the weekend negotiations were extended not once but twice, after the deadline on a 72 hour job action notice expired.
Much of the talks revolved around potential changes to pensions for future workers, and the pay-gap between rural and urban letter carriers.