After hearings on October 23 and 30, we have now completed 34 days of arbitration. Canada Post appears to be in no hurry to complete its case, since they spent a large portion of time on the last two dates taking the arbitrator to 3 different post offices.
The first half of the day was spent visiting the Renfrew and Calabogie post offices. Renfrew is a combined office with letter carriers, RSMCs and PO4s. Calabogie is a CPAA Post Master owned, one route, RSMC office.
The gloom and doom story continued as Sanjay Paliwal completed his testimony on Urban issues. He went through our proposals to ease overburdening for letter carriers and said that every one of our proposals were unacceptable and that Canada Post would never accept them.