For Immediate Release
Ottawa –Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in the Moncton local will head to the picket lines at 6.00 pm AT on Thursday, November 1st.
“We have a health and safety crisis at Canada Post. We've seen injury rates skyrocket. This has got to be fixed,” says Mike Palecek, CUPW National President. “Management refuses to address the urgent health and safety issues that have left postal workers the most injured group of workers in the federal sector. And the wage increases Canada Post so proudly talks about are well-below the expected inflation rate. These offers are far from significant to us. We will stay on the picket line as well as the bargaining table until we reach fair agreements for all our workers.”
Postal Workers from the Moncton local joined their 4,200 fellow workers from Ottawa (ON), Hamilton (ON), Regina (SK), North Bay (ON), La Mauricie (QC) and Outaouais (QC) locals who went on strike earlier today.
CUPW members are still without agreements for the Urban Postal Operations and Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMC) bargaining unit after almost a year of negotiations.
For more information, please contact:
EN – Farouk Karim or Kevin Matthews, CUPW Communications, at 613-882-2742 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
FR – Lise-Lyne Gélineau, President, CUPW Montreal local, at 514-914-0350 or at email@example.com