Postal Workers in Saskatchewan Join Picket Lines

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Tuesday October 30 2018

1,100 Workers to Strike Across the Prairies

 

For Immediate Release

Ottawa – Members of Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) from the Moose Jaw, Saskatoon and Weyburn locals in Saskatchewan, walked off the job between 6 am and 8 am CT, Tuesday, October 30.

Strikes also continue at the following locals:

  • Montreal, (Quebec)
  • Peterborough, (Ontario)
  • Fraser Valley West, (British Columbia)
  • Upper Valley, (British Columbia)
  • Royal City, (British Columbia)
  • Squamish, (British Columbia)
  • Prince George, (British Columbia)
  • Cobourg, (Ontario)
  • Deep River, (Ontario)
  • Fort Frances, (Ontario)
  • Kapuskasing, (Ontario)
  • Kenora, (Ontario)
  • Tri-Town, (Ontario)

“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