Trudeau low on patience for Canada Post strike
Said his government may have to act to end the dispute if an agreement isn’t reached soon
Canada Post has expanded walkouts to dozens of locations, including in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is giving indications that his patience is running out for Canada Post to reach a contract settlement with its unionized employees as rotating strikes continue.
Trudeau said his government might soon act to end the dispute if the Crown corporation and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers can’t bridge their differences.
Trudeau commented on the dispute today as CUPW members expanded their rotating walkouts to dozens of locations across the country, including in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. The job actions have temporarily shut down Canada Post’s operations in more than 150 communities since being launched last month.
The Liberals have until now said they preferred to see contracts reached through collective bargaining.
To help in that process, Labour Minister Patty Hajdu appointed a special mediator in the Canada Post dispute a little over two weeks ago.
Morton Mitchnick’s mandate has been extended until Sunday.