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Canada Post, postal union reach tentative deals

Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | posted Wednesday, Aug 31st, 2016

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Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk says Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers have reached tentative agreements, averting the prospect of a labour dispute that has loomed over the talks for months.

In a statement, Mihychuk says the agreements were reached “voluntarily,” but provides no other details about the deals themselves.

The issue of differences in paycheques for rural mail carriers _ most of whom are women _ and urban letter carriers had been at the forefront of protracted contract talks between the two sides.


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The negotiations were extended twice since the weekend, when a deadline expired on a 72-hour job action notice issued last Thursday by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.

The two sides were in talks nearly around the clock at the request of a special mediator appointed Friday by Mihychuk.

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