With the busy holiday online-shopping season around the corner, Canada Post has issued wide-ranging new contract offers to its employees in the hopes of preventing a strike or lockout.
Reports say offers from the Crown agency to its unionized workers Wednesday, included improvements to pay and benefits for rural and suburban employees.
Canada Post confirms the offer also includes more opportunities for temporary and part-time workers.
The proposals came after high-level talks were held on the weekend, aimed at bridging an impasse in negotiations with the union representing 50-thousand postal workers.
CUPW confirms receiving new offers, but said its bargaining agents will analyze them before commenting.