Restoring Mail Delivery for Canadians Act
S.C. 2011, c. 17
Assented to 2011-06-26
An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of postal services
This enactment provides for the resumption and continuation of postal services and imposes a final offer selection process to resolve matters remaining in dispute between the parties.
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
Marginal note:Short title
2. (1) The following definitions apply in this Act.
« arbitre »
“arbitrator” means the arbitrator appointed under section 8.
« convention collective »
“collective agreement” means the collective agreement between the employer and the union that expired on January 31, 2011.
« employé »
“employee” means a person employed by the employer and bound by the collective agreement.
« employeur »
“employer” means the Canada Post Corporation.
« ministre »
“Minister” means the Minister of Labour.
« syndicat »
“union” means the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.
Marginal note:Words and expressions
(2) Unless otherwise provided, words and expressions used in this Act have the same meaning as in Part I of the Canada Labour Code.
Marginal note:Resumption or continuation of postal services
3. On the coming into force of this Act,
(a) the employer must resume without delay, or continue, as the case may be, postal services; and
(b) every employee must, when so required, resume without delay, or continue, as the case may be, the duties of the employee’s employment.
4. It is prohibited for the employer and for any officer or representative of the employer to
(a) in any manner impede any employee from complying with paragraph 3(b); or
(b) discharge or in any other manner discipline, or authorize or direct the discharge or discipline of, any employee by reason of the employee having been on strike before the coming into force of this Act.
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