OTTAWA (Reuters) – The Canadian government said Tuesday was ready to legislate a series of strikes by post workers who threatened to interfere with a transfer over Christmas.
The Canada Post Operators Union last month set up a series of rotation strips to press their demand for more job health and safety benefits. Their employer, Canada Post, is the country's chief executive.
"We strongly encourage both parties to reach an agreement and are ready to introduce (legislation) if we do not see a decision over the next few days," said federal Minister, Patty Hajdu, in a statement.
Previous governments have used back-to-law legislation to finish efforts in critical sectors. The Liberals have a majority decision in the House of Commons, which means that solicitors may approve such a measure quickly.
Canada Post says that huge backlogs of mail have already been built in its main segregation centers. A mail is presented to customers incredibly.
Report by David Ljunggren; Edited by Cynthia Osterman