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Postal service disruption averted

publisher Aug 31, 2016 - 7:21am

Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) have reached an agreement in principle, averting a work disruption that CUPW had twice postponed since the two sides entered into negotiations with a mediator last Friday.

CUPW's negotiating committee unanimously recommended the agreements—one each for urban and rural workers—to its national executive board, who, in turn, are recommending that the membership ratifies them.

The agreements are for two years, rather than the usual four-year agreements that were negotiated in the past. In its statement, Canada Post indicated that the two-year agreements would avoid a work disruption and allow more time to examine issues facing the Crown Corporation, including declining mail volumes and rising pension costs, and the best way to address them. Details of the agreements can be found on the CUPW website.

CUPW has yet to set a date for the ratification vote. In the meantime, it will be business at usual at post offices across the country.

Drillers live on to play another day

sean Aug 30, 2016 - 11:39pm

Updating our story in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, the Drillers senior men's soccer team staved off elimination from the Glengarry Soccer League finals tonight in Alexandria, with a 1-0 extra time win over Greenfield.

The third and deciding game will be played back in Greenfield on Thursday night, kicking off at 8:30pm.

To see a short video of the action from tonight's contest, please see our Sports Extra section.