Canada Post says the latest offer it made to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in the ongoing labour dispute is to be considered final.
In a statement issued today, Canada Post says it still hopes to negotiate a deal with the union representing postal workers, but adds that the June 25 offers “represent a fair and reasonable framework for settlements.”
The Crown corporation says the Union’s demands would add $1 billion in costs over the contract term.
The Union, meanwhile, is accusing Canada Post of preparing to lock workers out.
Neither Canada Post nor CUPW has served a 72-hour notice of intent to strike or lock out, but either can do so at any time.
On CHEK Point today, we asked: if there’s a labour disruption at Canada Post, will you be affected?
Here`s what some of you had to say on the streets of Victoria.
“I think we would be affected absolutely, we use Canada post quite often.”
“I am an immigrant so I have my documents that have to be posted to the immigration on time.”
“I am looking for work so if that happened I would be out of work.”
“I think they provide a valuable service that I think actually should be expanded to provide other services.”
“Not greatly; we do things online.”
And here’s what some of you had to say from social media.
Jan emailed to say: No. I haven’t mailed anything lately, and we pay our bills online.
From Facebook, Trish writes: Yes. My TV WEEK won’t get delivered. Nothing else matters.
And Corinne posts: All I get in my mailbox is junk mail and flyers. It’ll be a nice break not having to clear it out if they do strike…
And according to the results of our webpoll: 43 percent would be affected by a labour disruption, 57 percent would not. And that’s tonight’s chek point.