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.

Get our weekly newsletter for in-depth reporting and analysis delivered straight to your inbox. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. Have a question? Contact us or review our privacy policy for more information.

 

Sign up for our weekly Indygestion newsletter

 

Sign up for the Indygestion newsletter

Each Saturday, we'll deliver a recap of all our in-depth reporting and analysis from the week.

Our donors make it possible.


Newfoundland and Labrador’s premiere outlet for progressive ideas is only possible with your support. Will you join us?

This site uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. By continuing to use this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Scroll to Top