For Immediate Release
Ottawa – Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) from the Vancouver local in British Columbia, walked off the job at 9 am PT on Friday, October 26th, joining the Niagara Falls (Ontario), Fundy (New Brunswick) and Sudbury (Ontario) locals on the picket lines on the fifth day of rotating postal strikes.
“Postal workers take great pride in their job, and they would much rather be working than on the picket line today, but Canada Post has left us no choice,” says Mike Palecek, CUPW National President. “While we continue to strike, it doesn’t mean we aren’t still negotiating. We have never left the bargaining table, and we will continue to negotiate with Canada Post until our major issues – health and safety, equality for all workers, and full-time jobs– are addressed.”
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
FR – Lise-Lyne Gélineau, President, CUPW Montreal local, at 514-914-0350 or at firstname.lastname@example.org