A planned job action by Canada Post has been delayed by 24 hours.
The measure was suggested by federal mediator William Kaplan, who was appointed last week to help bring an end to the months-long labour dispute between the Crown agancy and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.
The union had been due to begin a rolling overtime ban on Monday after serving a 72 hour strike notice Thursday night.
Pay scales for rural letter carriers and proposed changes to pensions for future employees are the main sticking points, with no indication just yet that the two sides have come to a consensus at the negotiating table regarding these issues.
The 24 hour extension has been welcomed by Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk, who called it an ”encouraging sign of ongoing progress.”