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:
“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.
For more information, please contact:
EN – Emilie Tobin, CUPW Communications, at 613-882-2742 or at email@example.com
FR – Lise-Lyne Gélineau, President, CUPW Montreal local, at 514-914-0350 or at lise‑firstname.lastname@example.org