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Canada Post strike looms

A potential strike of Canada Post employees could hurt some local businesses.

This as a work stoppage is a distinct possibility if a new deal between Canada Post and the Canadian Union Of Postal Workers is not reached by Saturday’s deadline.

President of the Nelson Local CUPW Brenda Muscoby-Yanke says many businesses in the region depend on the postal service.

Muscoby-Yanke says equality is a key issue moving forward in negotiations.

She says rural and suburban mail carriers, who are 70% women, make 28% less in wages than their urban counterparts which are predominantly male.

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