Negotiating teams from Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers have begun formal negotiations with the help of mediators from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
The parties agreed to adopt a problem-solving approach to start this round of negotiations. Mediators are helping the parties collaborate to define issues and brainstorm solutions.
The parties met last week and are scheduled to meet frequently in coming weeks.
In November 2017, CUPW requested the help of mediators from the outset of talks and Canada Post agreed. It is our hope that mediators will help the parties reach a settlement in a timely manner through facilitated negotiation.
The involvement of mediators does not trigger any countdown to the right to strike or lockout.
The collective agreement with CUPW-Urban expires on January 31, 2018 but will continue to apply, in accordance with the Canada Labour Code.
We will continue to keep you informed through your team leaders and here on the Negotiations Hub.