Though CUPW has reached a tentative and short-term collective agreement, union leadership will be back at the bargaining table next year to address many unresolved issues like pay equity and pensions.
Unless an agreement is reached between Canada Post management and workers within the next 72 hours a nation-wide postal strike is set to begin.
The CUPW National Executive Board decided not to file a 72-hour strike on Thursday. Updates on the potential job action are expected on Tuesday July 5.
The results are in! Urban and rural postal carriers voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike activities.
Canada Post won't budge on equal pay for female-dominated rural members. In the event of a strike, CUPW members will ensure delivery of all social assistance and pension cheques and any animals also.
CUPW goes to court to oppose the appointment of a second arbitrator, after the first Harper government arbitrator appointed was ruled unqualified by the court.
In the media and in parliament Canada Post management and Conservative politicians made all sorts of claims to justify the passage of back-to-work legislation. Now we can test these claims.
Aalya Ahmad and Geoff Bickerton
The Harper government has thrown down the gauntlet to the labour movement, which must decide how to build an effective opposition. Ours is a cautionary tale.
The Harper Conservatives' imposition of Draconian back-to-work legislation on postal workers signals a new era of attacks on the democratic rights and living standards of Canada's middle class.
Live: Debate on back-to-work legislation for postal worker in Parliament