July 10, 2016 2:23 pm
Updated: July 10, 2016 2:28 pm

Canada Post, union back at bargaining table ahead of lockout deadline

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OTTAWA – Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers are back at the bargaining table.

Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk issued a statement Sunday saying she’s pleased to see there’s been “movement at the bargaining table.”

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Talks have been deadlocked on the issues of employee pension plans and wage parity.

Canada Post served a lockout notice last week and will be in a legal position to lock out the 50,000 unionized workers starting Monday at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time.

The Crown corporation has complained repeatedly about the uncertainty to customers caused by the possibility of a strike by its workforce.

However, a Canada Post spokesman did not immediately provide any clarity Sunday about whether the post office will act on its lockout threat.

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