WINNIPEG – Canada Post has reached an agreement with one of its smaller postal workers unions as messy labour talks continue.
An arbitrator has accepted their offer to the Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Association, which represents about five thousand rural workers across the country.
Changes include defined contribution pension plans for new employees, adjustments to entry level wages and a modest overall wage increase for staff.
Canada Post remains at odds with by far its biggest union, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. The pension issue remains a sticking point there. CUPW is the only union left to refuse to accept a shift to defined benefit plans for new employees.
The two sides have been at an impasse for months with threats of a strike or lockout looming.