Ottawa to intervene in Canada Post lockout

Labour minister announces plans to introduce back-to-work legislation

The federal government says it will introduce back-to-work legislation before the end of the week to end the labour dispute at Canada Post. The legislation will end Canada Post’s lockout of union workers and force an arbitrated settlement to the dispute. “They are unable to reach that agreement by themselves,” Raitt said, “even though they have had ample opportunity to do so and much support from this government and from Labour Canada.” Ottawa had also previously announced it would force a settlement between Air Canada and its striking workers before the two sides reached a tentative deal on Thursday.

The Globe and Mail

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