OTTAWA, Nov. 3, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Union of Postal Workers
welcomes the resignation of Judge Coulter Osborne as final offer
selection arbitrator. Judge Osborne was appointed by Labour Minister
Lisa Raitt to arbitrate the contract between CUPW and Canada Post
Corporation following the back-to-work legislation which ended the
postal lock-out in June 2011.
"Today we contacted Labour Minister Raitt and requested a meeting with
her to discuss the implications of Judge Osborne's resignation," said
CUPW President and chief negotiator Denis Lemelin. "We will encourage
Ms. Raitt to appoint an experienced and bilingual mediator, to work
with the parties to negotiate a collective agreement, instead of
replacing the arbitrator."
"A negotiated settlement would be far preferable for all concerned.
Judge Osborne's resignation creates an opportunity for the parties to
return to the bargaining table and negotiate a collective agreement."
SOURCE CANADIAN UNION OF POSTAL WORKERS
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