Just over 300 workers in Sherbrooke join picket lines
For Immediate Release
Ottawa – Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) from the Sherbrooke local in Quebec, walked off the job at 4 am ET on Thursday, October 25th, beginning the fourth day of rotating strikes across the country.
Workers in the Toronto local were back at work as of midnight this morning, while those in Kelowna remain on the picket line.
“Our member would rather be doing their jobs than walking the picket line, but Canada Post has left us no choice,” says Mike Palecek, CUPW National President. “Canada Post needs to come to the bargaining table ready to talk about the issues that matter – health and safety, equality for RSMCs and an end to precarious work.”
Yesterday, Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, appointed a special mediator to assist CUPW and Canada Post in reaching an agreement. CUPW will work with the special mediator to achieve the improvements needed in our collective agreements.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org