Senate to sit over weekend to debate back-to-work legislation
By The Hill Times staff Nov. 23, 2018
Senators on Friday passed the motion to sit at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, in anticipation of the legislation’s passage in the House, which is expected to sit late into the night Friday.
Canadian Labour Congress president Hassan Yussuff on Friday held a presser alongside the Canadian Union of Postal Workers to protest the feds' back-to-work legislation, which would bring an end to Canada Post's rotating strike.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Senate plans to sit over the weekend, a rare move adopted to debate legislation that, if passed, would compel Canada Post workers to end their rotating strike.
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