Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Look at Some of the Key Numbers in the Ongoing Canada Post Labour Dispute

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Look at Some of the Key Numbers in the Ongoing Canada Post Labour Dispute

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The Canada Post labour dispute by the numbers

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OTTAWA - Canada Post and its largest union, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, remain at loggerheads over a union proposal to increase wages for rural and suburban mail carriers, and the Crown corporation's proposal for pension changes. Here's a look at some of the figures at play in the talks.

$169 million: profit from operations Canada Post reported in its 2015 annual report.

10.1 billion: pieces of mail Canada Post handled in 2011.

8.9 billion: pieces of mail Canada Post handled in 2015.

53.8: labour costs, as a percentage of revenue, for Canada Post in 2011.

47.9: labour costs, as a percentage of revenue, for Canada Post in 2015.

8,000: rural and suburban mail carriers whose collective agreement expired in December. …

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