For Immediate Release
Ottawa – Members of the Canadian union of Postal Workers (CUPW) from the Brandon local in Manitoba, the Thunder Bay, Pickering, Oshawa and Peterborough locals in Ontario, and those from the Lloydminster local in Saskatchewan, joined the postal strike early this morning. Members working out of the Canada Post depot in Pickering, which is part of the Scarborough local, also joined the picket lines.
Workers walked off the job at the following times this morning:
Strike action continues in Niagara Falls (Ontario) and Winnipeg (Manitoba).
“Postal workers are fighting for good jobs, which balance work and home life, equality for all our workers and safe working condition,” says Mike Palecek, CUPW National President. “We are also bargaining for the future – future employees and everyone who relies on the postal service. It’s time to look at expanded public services like postal banking and senior check-ins. Public services can only help communities thrive and grow.”
CUPW has been negotiating collective agreements with Canada Post for almost a year for the Urban Postal Operations and Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMC) bargaining units.
For more information, please contact:
EN – Emilie Tobin, CUPW Communications, at 613-882-2742 or at media@cupw‑sttp.org
FR – Lise-Lyne Gélineau, President, CUPW Montreal local, at 514-914-0350 or at lise‑email@example.com