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Description: A federally appointed special mediator has helped Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers reach a tentative agreement in a dispute that threatened to stop mail across the country.

Source: The Toronto Star

Date: 08/30/2016


Related links:

Timeline of negotiations
CBC on the underlying issues
Global News story on the issues
Mediator appointed
William Kaplan, mediator
Canada Post

Questions for discussion:

• Consult your text. What is ratification?
• What is the role of a mediator?
• Summarize the issues in this dispute.
• Why do you think some of these issues were particularly hard to resolve?
• How long were these negotiations going on?
• What do you think is the future of Canada Post?