The mail will continue to flow until the end of the week.
Canada Post is extending its lockout notice from Friday to Monday morning.
The Crown corporation issued a statement Thursday night says it’s willing to submit to binding arbitration to reach a tentative contract agreement.
It had hoped the Canadian Union of Postal Workers would also agree to binding arbitration in a bid to resolve their dispute but the union rejected it.
In a statement released Thursday morning, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers says it is refusing arbitration as a “matter of principle” and hopes to reach a negotiated settlement.
The main issue is wages and employee pensions.
There are no new talks planned.