Canada Post workers relieved with ratification

By Chad Klassen
December 6, 2016 - 11:33am Updated: December 6, 2016 - 12:20pm

KAMLOOPS — The local president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers is relieved that an agreement reached in the summer has finally been ratified by members.

1st Vice-President of the CUPW Local 758 Patricia Nauss says workers are happy everything is behind them and they can focus on delivering mail. 

The deal represents a 2.5% salary increase for urban mail carriers over two years, while rural employees will receive 3%. The vote wasn't overwhelming, with rural mail carriers voting 55% in favour of the new contract. Urban postal workers voted 63%. 

While there were threats of strikes and job action in the summer, it's been business as usual. But Nauss the ratification is especially timely with a busier season ahead leading into Christmas.

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