After meeting in Ottawa on Tuesday, the union representing Canada Post workers decided to take legal action against the back-to-work bill. CUPW Montreal representative Alain Duguay argues the legislation would force them to resume their jobs at even lower wages than the ones offered in Canada Post’s previous offer. The union may also file a complaint with the Human Rights Commission, arguing that the bill’s revised pension plans are discriminatory because new employees are refused the same benefits as older ones. Duguay says the workers will not break the law, and mail delivery will resume while the union fights the bill.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011