Now that the Senate has officially passed legislation to order postal workers back on the job, Canada Post operations will be back to 100 percent by 10:00 a.m. Saskatchewan time on Tuesday.
After five hours of additional debate, senators approved the back-to-work bill by a vote of 53-25, which officially ended more than a month of rotating strikes across Canada.
The government deemed the legislation urgent due to the back-log of mail since the work stoppage began, and the busy holiday shopping season now upon us.
Massive backlogs of mail and parcel deliveries at Canada Post’s main sorting plants in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal were also a major concern for companies like eBay, who asked the government to end the strike a few weeks ago.
A mediator has been appointed by the government and has been given 90 days to help Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal workers resolve their differences.