Canadians can expect to start receiving mail again Tuesday following the passage of a federal bill Saturday to resume operations at Canada Post.
Canada Post said Sunday its employees would return to work “within the next 24-48 hours” and any mail in the system at the time of the work disruption has been secured for processing and delivery.
Federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt’s Bill C-6, introduced June 20, sought to end the work stoppage that began June 3 with rotating strikes by members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), evolving into a lockout by Canada Post starting June 14.
The bill was the subject of two and a half solid days of opposition filibustering which ended Saturday.
CUPW on Saturday ripped the bill’s passage by the Conservative majority government as a message to workers across the country.
“The government has attacked our right to freely negotiate the conditions we work under,” CUPW national president Denis Lemelin said in a release. “It appears that only markets and employers will have freedoms in this country.”
Until postal service resumes, full issues of your publications — including Grainews, Country Guide, Canadian Cattlemen, the Manitoba Co-operator, Alberta Farmer Express and Wheel + Deal/AGDealer — will continue to be available on our websites in a digital edition format.
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