December 23, 2008
Canadian postal admin. workers end strike
A strike by 2,100 administrative workers in Canada's postal system ended Tuesday with ratification of a new contract in Ottawa.
Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada union went on strike Nov. 17 in a dispute over wages, employee sick leave and family-related leave.
administrative, financial, technical and professional duties,particularly in the Toronto area, the PSAC Web site said.
In an early Tuesday vote, members agreed to Canada Post's offer of a 2.5-percent increase in 2008 and 2009, a 2.75-percent increase in 2010 and 2011 for a four-year contract and a $500 signing bonus.
The workers' contract expired Aug. 31.
The Canwest News Service said the new contract
will give employees a total of 12 personal leave days annually, with the option (to) receive a payout should workers choose not to carry over their allotted amount.