In these unprecedented times, everywhere, postal workers deliver, showing once again the crucial role we have in keeping the country going. We matter, and, as always, the struggle continues. Workplace dignity does not arise by wishful thinking, but rather, by sticking together to take measures that protect us all.
However uncertain and worrying things are, postal workers know how to take care of each other, and insist that the Employer put their health and safety first. These past weeks have seen incredible measures taken collectively by workers at Canada Post. Shop floor and local action can inspire change.
We know that operations frequently cut corners, and use our bodies as machines, resulting in bullying behavior by some in management. It is also clear how important we are in keeping the post office running for those who need it.
Several locals that have applied pressure on Canada Post to implement much needed health and safety measures deserve mention. A short bulletin cannot capture all of them. Here are some:
CUPW National has been in talks with Canada Post on a daily basis to advocate for its members’ health, safety and livelihood. The outstanding regular communication from locals and regional representatives has been instrumental in providing the Union with the necessary information regarding what is taking place on the work floor. Such collaboration, combined with local actions, helps all members stay safe and ensure their rights are respected. Let’s salute one another’s actions and grow our solidarity while the struggle continues.