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CAUT condemns back-to-work legislation imposed on postal workers

(Ottawa – 28 November 2018) Delegates at the 85th Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Council meeting unanimously passed a motion condemning the use of back-to-work legislation by the federal government to end the stand-off between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.

In a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, CAUT executive director David Robinson states that the legislation violates the right to free collective bargaining.

“The government’s interference in this matter means that many of the serious issues in negotiation will be unresolved.”

“The back-to-work legislation disappoints working people across the country and across the sectors who strive to bargain in good faith to address health and safety, equitable treatment, fair wages and working conditions, and exercise their democratic rights,” added Robinson.

CAUT is the national voice of 72,000 academic and general staff at 125 universities and colleges across the country.