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Talks to end postal strike in Canada to resume

Negotiators for striking postal workers and the federal government were to resume discussions, and mediator Alan Gold said talks toward ending a national postal strike were "going well." But there were few signs the parties were any nearer a settlement than they were when the 23,000-member Canadian Union of Postal Workers walked off the job June 30. The union, without a contract since Dec. 31, has demanded a wage increase, a 17-week paid maternity leave, and improved healt h and safety conditions.