In the short term at least, it appears that Canada Post has backpedalled on its threats to lock out workers and shut down the postal system as labour negotiations continue. This is a remarkable reversal for a corporation that, during the last round of bargaining, enjoyed a very different result under a very different government.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has raised several key issues that have gained traction with the public and the media. But what’s changed since 2011 that has allowed this progressive narrative to successfully refute the corporate talking points and refocus the debate?
Arguably, a few things.