Canada Post has backed off a threat to lock out 50,000 of its unionized workers on Monday.
Talks resumed today and Canada Post has issued a statement that says it has withdrawn its lockout notice.
Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk issued a statement earlier in the day encouraging the two sides to continue their discussions beyond midnight.
Canada Post could have locked out its workers at 12;01 a.m. ET Monday.
Canada Post says it hopes the union will not issue a strike notice, saying that would provide the certainty in the postal service that Canadians are looking for.
Talks have been deadlocked on the issues of employee pension plans and wage parity.
(The Canadian Press)