Kamloops – Thompson – Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod, commented last week on the decision by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) – Urban Operations Unit, to commence rolling strikes and stage protests. She spoke on behalf of Canada’s Labour Minister, the Hon. Lisa Raitt, would like express her disappointment that a new collective agreement has not been reached between the parties.
“As is the case in any dispute, the best resolution is the one that the parties are able to reach themselves. I would like to strongly encourage both sides to remain at the bargaining table and make every effort to come to an agreement,” stated McLeod.
The longer the parties remain unable to reach a negotiated settlement, the more concerned Ms. McLeod becomes about the effects that this work stoppage might have on local businesses and communities in her riding and on communities across the country.
Both parties have assured Canadians that important government mail such as Canada Pension Plan, Canada Child Tax Benefit, Old Age Security, and regular veterans’ benefits will still be delivered. Canadians should call 1-800-OCANADA for more information.