Postal Workers in Saint John and Sudbury Head to Picket Lines

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Thursday October 25 2018

500 Workers in New Brunswick and Ontario Set To Strike


For Immediate Release

Ottawa – Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) from the Fundy local in New Brunswick and the Sudbury local in Ontario, will walk off the job at 12:01 am (local times) on Friday, October 26th.

Workers in Calgary went back to work yesterday evening after 24 hours on the picket line, while those in Red Deer remain on strike.

“Canada Post continues to pile more and more work on an already-overburdened workforce,” says Mike Palecek, CUPW National President. “Working conditions need to change. We won’t settle until Canada Post works with us to find solutions to our health and safety issues, including overwork and overburdening, and ends forced overtime.”

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