No mail service in Kamloops for a second-straight day today.
Unionized postal workers are again out on the picket lines until at least 10 p.m. this evening.
The local first vice-president for the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Patricia Knauss, says she doesn’t expect postal workers will be on the picket lines for a third-straight day tomorrow.
However she says they won’t know for sure until late this evening.
Knauss says though that volunteers are going around today delivering social assistance cheques.
The federal government is tabling back-to-work legislation today, which could force the union and Canada Post into a binding agreement to end the strike.
“We’re not impressed,” Knauss says. “Because we were told by the Liberals in the beginning that we’d be able to negotiate a contract and wouldn’t be interfered with, and now here we are.”
Postal workers are now in their fifth week of rotating strike action across Canada.
The House of Commons won’t debate the legislation just yet, according to Labour Minister Patty Hajdu, as a special mediator will be brought in to try and help further negotiations with the union of Canada Post.