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NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

 

 

2016-05-30 
by Daniel L. Maheux

Update


Negotiation, as we all know, is a process of give and take. This particular round of bargaining distinguished itself from previous ones by the number of concessions demanded by the Corporation. Our team has met the Canada Post team over the last 14 months until an impasse was reached last November. 

As was mentioned in our updates, the Corporation’s Chief negotiator wanted CPAA to negotiate against itself. The impasse was finally resolved in March with the Corporation agreeing to refer the issue to final offer selection arbitration. Arbitrator Michel Picher was agreed by both parties. With this important step behind us, the process is nonetheless far from over. 

The following timeline has been agreed:
Final Offers were exchanged and presented to the Arbitrator on May 2nd. We have also agreed to hearing dates in front of Arbitrator Picher as follow; June 30th , July 4th, 5th , 6th , 7th. The task ahead is to prepare our expert witness to testify in front of Mr Picher. The Abitrator committed to render his decision by the end of July. In any event, we will update you, the members, of any development. 



                                                                   


 
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