Canada Post workers may strike at midnight

President, union counterpart and federal labour minister fail to reach a deal

A meeting of major players in the Canada Post negotiations proved fruitless Wednesday as contract talks, now surpassing seven months, failed to prevent a potential postal workers’ strike. Canadian Union of Postal Workers president, Denis Lemelin, rejected Canada Post’s offer, countering with a request of 3.3 percent wage increases in the first year and 2.75 percent in the next two-three years. Canada Post’s offer includes an improved pension plan, up to seven weeks vacation and job security. The organization says that a strike would hurt rural communities and seniors who rely on postal service for pension cheque delivery.

CBC News

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