We worked hard all weekend with the assistance of Special Mediator William Kaplan and the head of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services, Guy Baron, in an attempt to finalize our negotiations.
Despite our best efforts and the assistance of the two mediators, we have not yet managed to achieve agreements in principle for either bargaining unit.
As requested by the mediators, the parties have agreed to extend the 72-hour notice under Section 87.2 of the Canada Labour Code for 24 hours. This means all job action is postponed until 00:01AM on Tuesday, August 30th. Also, all changes of employment are postponed for the 24-hour period and the collective agreements remain in effect.
As we have throughout negotiations, we remain determined to negotiate collective agreements that will meet the needs of postal workers and improve services to the public.