On Saturday, over 1000 postal workers and allies gathered in Montreal and marched to Prime Minister Trudeau’s constituency office to deliver our message to the government. It is time for Canada Post to negotiate seriously with us and address the issues that are key to achieving new collective agreements.
A view of the crowd at the rally.
A huge thank you to everyone who helped organize this rally and all of those who were able to attend. The Montreal Region and Local worked with our National office and the FTQ to quickly organize this huge event. There were Locals represented from the Quebec, Central, Ontario, Montreal and Toronto Regions. In addition, many of our allies came out and joined in. Thank you to the people who spoke at the event and helped get our message delivered; Lise-Lyne Gélineau, President of the Montreal Local, Mike Palecek, CUPW National President, Daniel Boyer, President of the FTQ, Sylvain Lapointe, Director of Metro Montreal Region and Chief Negotiator Urban Unit, Nancy Beauchamp, Metro Montreal Regional Union Representative and Negotiator.
Now we wait and see how the Government will react to our request for them to encourage Canada Post to come to the table ready to resolve the big issues. We have shown both the Government and Canada Post that we are organized and committed to achieving negotiated collective agreements. There will be a rally in Toronto tomorrow at 10:30 am to continue sending our message to the Government.