December 20, 2019

Arbitrator in CUPW negotiations granted six-month extension

December 20, 2019

The Minister of Labour has agreed to extend the arbitration process by six months, to June 30, 2020, at the request of the arbitrator.

Arbitrator Elizabeth MacPherson, whose mandate was set to expire on December 31, 2019, now has until the end of June to deliver two new collective agreements between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW-Urban and CUPW-RSMC). The two parties have been in arbitration since January of this year.

Arbitrator MacPherson intends to write her decision in May, have it translated in June and table it on deadline.

There can be no legal work disruption during the arbitration process.

We will continue to keep you informed of significant developments. Thank you for your patience throughout this process.