We informed you last month when the federally-appointed arbitrator on our Urban Postal Operations and RSMC collective agreements applied for an extension of her mandate. We now have official notice that the extension has been granted, as you may have heard in the news this week. The term is extended to June 30, 2020.
Not a Barrier to Negotiations
Bill C-89 imposes arbitration, but it still does not prevent CUPW and Canada Post Corporation from resuming negotiations. The parties can still go back to the table, and indeed that’s what we’re trying to make happen.
We’ve heard your message on the work floor, and we know that the employer hears it too. You need a negotiated contract, not an arbitrated settlement. You need negotiations that seek solutions to the painful issues you’re feeling each day at work. This is what CUPW is pursuing.