After a brief break, due to scheduling conflicts of all parties involved, the interest arbitration resumed on August 20, 2019 and continued for four consecutive days. Canada Post began with a lengthy opening statement and then began presenting its evidence.
Canada Post’s first witness was Dr. Robert Campbell, who is recognized as an expert in postal labour history, economics and public postal analysis.
Dr. Campbell presented a report he wrote and testified as to its contents. His report focused on the declining lettermail volumes and the competitive nature of parcel delivery. He was cross-examined by CUPW’s counsel in great detail.