Canada Post has received a decision from Arbitrator Burkett regarding a cease-and-desist application filed by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). The Arbitrator has ruled that we can proceed with our current Mandatory Vaccine Practice. That means any employee not in compliance with the practice after November 26, 2021 will be placed on Leave Without Pay. In the meantime, an arbitration regarding the Practice will proceed further.
A hearing was held on Wednesday, November 24,th after the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) filed an application for a temporary cease-and-desist order. Canada Post respects the arbitration process and fully participated in the hearing, as did CUPW.
We understand this has been a challenging time for all employees and we thank you for your continued patience. Our commitment throughout the pandemic has been to ensure we are taking the necessary steps to keep employees safe and that continues to be our primary focus.