Back-to-work legislation tabled for postal workers

The Conservative government tabled legislation Monday that could send locked-out Canada Post employees back to work. The move came just hours after the union and management returned to the negotiating table. Labour Minister Lisa Raitt introduced the bill in the House of Commons after question period at 4:30 p.m. NT. “We’re here to put people back to work because it affects the national economy and their process isn’t working,” she said after tabling the bill. The bill would force the two sides into final offer selection binding arbitration, meaning each side tables its final offer and the arbitrator picks one or the other. “If they don’t like the process then they should work together to find their own and I’m more than happy to sit down and help them,” Raitt said.

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