Postal Strike Makes its Way to Montreal

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Monday October 29 2018

6,000 Postal Workers in Montreal Join Picket Lines

 

For Immediate Release

Ottawa – Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) from the Montreal local in Québec, will strike at 10:30 pm ET on Monday, October 29.

Strike action also continues in the following locations:

  • Iles-de-la-Madeleine (Québec)
  • Winnipeg (Manitoba)
  • Thunder Bay (Ontario)
  • Brandon (Manitoba)
  • Pickering Ontario)
  • Oshawa (Ontario)
  • Lloydminster (Saskatchewan)
  • Peterborough (Ontario)
  • Royal City (British Columbia)
  • Fraser Valley West (British Columbia)
  • Upper Valley (British Columbia)
  • Squamish (British Columbia)
  • Prince George (British Columbia)

“We outlined our major issues to Canada Post at the very beginning of the negotiation process, almost a year ago, and clearly stated that we would not sign any agreements that don’t address overwork and overburdening, equality and full-time jobs,” says Mike Palecek, CUPW National President. “Our position hasn’t changed. We aren’t just bargaining for today, we are bargaining for the future – for our members and everyone who relies on the postal service.”

While both sides remain at the bargaining table, CUPW members are still without agreements for the Urban Postal Operations and Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMC) bargaining units.

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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‑lyne.gelineau@sttpmtl.com