Mediator named to end Canadian postal strike

Canada's Treasury Board president, Don Johnston, told the House of Commons that his department has applied for appointment of a mediator to end Canada's 16 -day-old postal strike. The National Executive Board of the 23,000-member Canadian Union of Postal Workers arranged a meeting to decide how to respond.

The mediator, to be appointed by the Public Service Staff Relations Board, has no binding power but will try to help bring the two sides to a settlement. No negotiations have taken place since the strike began.

The postal workers' main point of contention is a demand for 17 weeks of paid maternity leave for union members, two more weeks than w omen in public service now receive.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK