Today CUPW submitted a final offer to reach an agreement without a strike or lockout. There were several important amendments and clarifications to our positions. The entire offer can be viewed online at www.cupw.ca and has been distributed to CUPW locals. CPC management has not yet replied to the union although they issued a press release indicating that they are rejecting the union’s proposals.In order to focus the efforts of the Employer towards reaching a negotiated settlement, the union provided our 72-our strike notice as required by the Canada Labour Code. Under the law the union can exercise our the right to strike as of 11:59 PM EDT Thursday June 2, 2011.