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Canada Post strike

2011-06-15

George Smith, a fellow in the Queen’s University School of Policy Studies, is available to discuss labour issues related to the Canada Post strike and the effectiveness of rotating strikes.

Mr. Smith says not declaring a full strike improves the bargaining relationship between Canada Post and the union.

“There's generally a level of tolerance for this kind of thing for a period of time if there's some hope that there is a settlement possibility. By not declaring war on each other, it helps the two sides to reach a deal,” said Mr. Smith.

Mr. Smith was a senior vice-president with CBC/Radio-Canada and vice-president at CP Rail before coming to Queen’s last year. He has extensive experience in labour relations and collective bargaining.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca or Christina Archibald at 613-533-2877 or Christina.Archibald@queensu.ca at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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