Fort St. John postal workers hold brief strike before returning to work

Fort St. John postal workers hold brief strike before returning to work

Mail service resumed on Tuesday putting an end to the rotating strikes by Canada Post workers.

It was reported Monday night, following two days of debate, that the legislation had passed by a Senate vote of 53 to 25 with four senators abstaining.

Canada Post worker Hakim Kaddouri told CBC News the back-to-work legislation is frustrating, since it's the second time since 2011 that the federal government has ended Canada Post strikes in such a fashion.

Kingston postal workers walked out on Tuesday morning and picketed on Collins Bay Road, hours before back-to-work legislation kicked in and sent them back to their regularly scheduled routes.

The government deemed the bill to be urgent due to the economic impact of the mail disruptions throughout the country during the busy holiday season.

Workers are asking for better pay for rural and suburban carriers, as well as greater job security and minimum guaranteed hours.

The postal workers remain unhappy not only about the lack of progress after eleven months of bargaining with Canada Post, but also at the government's back-to-work legislation, which they say takes away their right to strike.

Picket lines were up Monday in parts of British Columbia, including Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey, and in parts of Ontario, including Hamilton, Ajax, North York, Pickering and London.

Many aren't happy about it, but striking Canada Post workers are back on the job.

Nooses, 'hate' signs left outside Mississippi Capitol in buildup to special election
So could a Democrat win? "We do think we have a real shot", Trippi said, comparing Tuesday's election to the Alabama race. Hyde-Smith was appointed to the position earlier this year after Senator Thad Cochran stepped down due to health issues.

Canada Post said Monday that the backlog of mail and parcels is "severe" and expected to "worsen significantly" once online orders from Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are processed.

Canada Post says once it receives mail or parcels, they'll be processed and delivered on a first-in first-out basis.

Johnson pointed out that back-to-work legislation isn't resolving any of the real demands postal workers are making at the bargaining table.

The back-to-work legislation officially kicked in at 9:00 a.m. local time.

CUPW National President Mike Palecek issued a statement on CUPW's website on Tuesday in which he said the union will ask members to return to their regular shifts on Tuesday afternoon and wait for further instructions.

But the Liberal government argues its bill is different, in that it does not impose immediate outcomes affecting postal contracts.

A government-appointed mediator now has 90 days to reach a deal with Canada Post and the union.

"For almost a year, we have been supporting and encouraging both sides to reach a negotiated agreement".

Independent Sen. Marc Gold, a former constitutional law professor, said he's inclined to agree with the government.

Related Articles

  • Amazon to launch ground stations to process satellite data on cloud service

    Amazon to launch ground stations to process satellite data on cloud service

    The Amazon .com company has termed the services as the world's first "fully-managed ground station as-a-service". Add to this, costs involved in setting up servers, storage and networking in close proximity to these antennas.
    Osei-Tutu makes Arsenal squad to face Vorskla Poltava

    Osei-Tutu makes Arsenal squad to face Vorskla Poltava

    Emery left almost all of his Premier League regulars at home, with one eye toward Sunday's North London Derby. Europa League - Follow the Football match between Vorskla Poltava and Arsenal live with Eurosport.
    PSG Neymar 'playacting' frustrating - Liverpool's Andrew Robertson

    PSG Neymar 'playacting' frustrating - Liverpool's Andrew Robertson

    There were six bookings for the visitors with Liverpool also dismayed that Marco Verratti was not sent off... However, Jurgen Klopp's side were completely overrun in the opening stages at the Parc des Princes.
  • New HIV Cases Diagnosed In NI Last Year

    New HIV Cases Diagnosed In NI Last Year

    Injecting drugs and heterosexual intercourse are the most common reasons for the transmission of the disease in this region. The WHO's European Region is made up of 53 countries with a combined population of almost 900 million.
    Theresa May confirms debate against Jeremy Corbyn for 9 December

    Theresa May confirms debate against Jeremy Corbyn for 9 December

    The timing gives Mrs May a fortnight to avert what threatens to be a humiliating defeat at the hands of scores of Conservative rebels.
    Lashkar commander Naveed Jatt killed

    Lashkar commander Naveed Jatt killed

    Jutt along with his associates sneaked into J&K in October 2012 and "had a long history of terror crime records since". At a press conference in Srinagar , Singh told reporters Jatt's killing was good news for the people of the Valley.
  • Hugh Jackman announces live world tour next year

    Hugh Jackman announces live world tour next year

    The actor was nominated for an Oscar for his performance as Jean Valjean in the movie version of the musical Les Misérables . In both the United Kingdom and America it reached multi-platinum status, selling more than two million copies apiece.
    Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress

    Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress

    During and after the presidential campaign, Trump insisted that he did not have business dealings in Russian Federation . As he spoke, a member of Robert Mueller's team looked on at the investigation's newest cooperating witness in action.
    Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard Wasn't A Leader For Spurs

    Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard Wasn't A Leader For Spurs

    Speaking to reporters in the US, Popovich said that Leonard was "never a leader" for the Spurs . Since his trade, Leonard has made an immediate impact for the Raptors.
  • Outrage and sympathy as £85000 raised for bullied Syrian refugee

    Outrage and sympathy as £85000 raised for bullied Syrian refugee

    A GoFundMe page set up for the alleged victim in a viral bullying video has raised over £75,000 for the boy and his family. West Yorkshire Police said another "unconnected" incident occurred on 7 October and left the boy with a wrist injury.
    May begins tour of Britain to sell Brexit deal benefits

    May begins tour of Britain to sell Brexit deal benefits

    Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) leader Arlene Foster speaks to delegates at the party's annual conference in Belfast. Mrs May said: "I would be delighted to have them, I should come around here more often, I now have enough for my tea".
    Baby, mother apparently killed by bear while trapping in Yukon

    Baby, mother apparently killed by bear while trapping in Yukon

    Theoret was on maternity leave from Whitehorse Elementary School, where she taught Grade 6 French immersion, according to CBC . The deceased are believed to have been out for a walk when the bear approached Monday, sometime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.