Postal Strikes Continue Across BC

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Tuesday October 30 2018

100 Postal Workers Walked Off the Job this Morning

 

For Immediate Release

Ottawa – – Members of Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) from the Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson and Fort St. John locals in British Columbia, joined the picket lines at 7 am MT this morning. Workers from the Columbia River and Nelson locals, also in BC, quickly followed suit, with picket lines forming at 7 am PT. 

Strikes also continue at the following locals:

  • Montreal, (Quebec)
  • Peterborough, (Ontario)
  • Prince George, (British Columbia)
  • Cobourg, (Ontario)
  • Deep River, (Ontario)
  • Fort Frances, (Ontario)
  • Kapuskasing, (Ontario)
  • Kenora, (Ontario)
  • Tri-Town, (Ontario)
  • Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan)
  • Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
  • Weyburn (Saskatchewan)

“Canada Post insists their offers are ‘significant’ but the reality is they don’t address a single one of our major issues,” says Mike Palecek, CUPW National President. “We need solutions to overwork and overburdening caused by the massive increase in parcel volumes, more full-time jobs and equality for all our members. These offers are far from significant to us. We will stay on the picket line as well as the bargaining table until we reach fair agreements for all our members.”

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 unit.

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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