Roughly 1,100 longshoremen at Canada’s second largest port are looking to improve working conditions.
The two sides have not been at the bargaining table since the Trudeau Liberals brought in a back-to-work bill to halt the rotating walkouts.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers is “exploring all options to fight the back-to-work legislation.”
Trudeau government has introduced legislation to force an end to rotating strikes by Canada Post employees.
Four-year offer includes annual 2% wage hikes, plus signing bonuses of up to $1,000 per employee.
Rotating strikes will resume Tuesday at different locations across the country.
GTA job action forced delays in shipments of tens of thousands of letters and parcels across the country.
Small firms rely on Canada post to deliver advertising material, cheques.
Unifor alleges Compass Minerals has been flying in replacement workers from New Brunswick to break the strike.
75% of its members voted against the deal offered following eight months of negotiations.
Full operations will resume May 31 across Canada.
A strike would affect freight and commuter services.
A key issue is company’s intention to introduce a new-member funded pension plan.
Membership includes metal fabricators to electricians; contract expires at the end of this month.
Unifor is waiting on a response from GM on the outstanding issues.