The federal government is getting closer to forcing an end to rotating postal strikes.
Back-to-work legislation for postal workers will be debated in the Senate today and potentially tomorrow after it passed third reading overnight.
It was approved just before 1:00 A.M. with a vote of 166 to 43, according to a spokesperson with Labour Minister Patty Hajdu’s office.
155 of those votes were Liberal, with the rest coming from the Conservatives.
The Nay votes came from the NDP, the CCF, and the Bloc Quebecois, as well as six Liberals.
In New Brunswick, the only vote against came from Saint John – Rothesay Liberal MP Wayne Long.
Long tells Acadia Broadcasting the legislation will likely take effect early next week unless a deal is reached between both sides before then.