Rotating strikes by postal workers resumed Thursday back in Victoria.
Postal workers walked out at 8 a.m. Thursday and a CHEK viewer emailed to say Cobble Hill workers also began picketing in the morning.
— cupw (@cupw) November 15, 2018
Rotating walkouts continued Thursday at processing plants in Montreal and Winnipeg, along with communities in B.C., Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said there are positives in the latest contract offer from the Crown corporation.
But union president Mike Palecek says the proposals presented Wednesday were not final offers that would put an end to the workers’ 24-hour strike that have caused delivery delays across the country.
Palecek won’t say whether tentative deals can be reached before Saturday’s deadline imposed by Canada Post.
The delivery service says major shutdowns at processing plants in Toronto and Vancouver has caused a backlog of nearly 500 tractor-trailer loads of parcels that need to be sorted.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has warned the government may be forced to step in if negotiations don’t make significant progress.
Online sales giant eBay has called on Trudeau to legislate an end to the labour dispute before the holiday shopping rush hits its first peak later this month with Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales events.
Correction: A previous version of this article stated that the Canadian Union of Postal Workers had rejected the latest offer. CHEK News regrets the error.