August 30, 2016 3:23 pm

Canada Post: Women’s group calls on Trudeau for postal pay equity

WATCH ABOVE: Canada Post delays job action while union continues to negotiate

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OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is again being asked to get directly involved in the ongoing labour dispute at Canada Post.

This time, a group of prominent women from across the country say Trudeau should direct the Crown corporation to live up its legal obligations on pay equity.

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The issue of differences in paycheques for rural mail carriers and urban letter carriers has been at the forefront of contract talks between Canada Post and its biggest union.

READ MORE: Canada Post, CUPW agree to extend mediation another 24 hours

The negotiations have been extended twice since the weekend, when a deadline expired on a 72-hour job action notice issued last Thursday by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.

An open letter sent to the prime minister today calls on Trudeau to keep his promise to support equal pay for work of equal value.

The letter is signed by 200 women primarily from English-speaking Canada, including actress Sarah Polley, author Naomi Klein and social activists Maude Barlow and Judy Rebick.

WATCH:  Union delays job action for 24 hours as labour talks continue

 

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