A lockout of Canada Post employees could happen Friday.
This as they have yet to agree to a new deal with the Canadian Union Of Postal Workers.
Nelson CUP-W President Brenda Muscoby-Yanke says a main issue at the bargaining table is equality.
She says rural mail carriers who are predominantly women are paid 28% less than urban carriers who are mainly male.
Muscoby-Yanke says she isn’t sure exactly how a lockout will impact mail service.
But she anticipates Canada Post could reduce hours or days of work for employees to try to provoke a strike before a lockout happens.