For the second time since the federal government appointed a mediator in the postal dispute, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers has put off job action in favour of talks.
Canada Post and CUP-W agreed to a 24-hour extension of mediated talks aimed at resolving their long-standing dispute.
The mediator was appointed on Friday.
The latest decision to extend mediation came after E-commerce giant eBay urged Canadian businesses to write the prime minister and demand a legislated end to the labour dispute.
The Crown corporation and the union were far apart as of late last week on key issues, including pension changes for new employees and pay scales for rural postal workers.