Prince George Joins Strike Action

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Monday October 29 2018

150 Workers Will Walk Off the Job this Afternoon

For Immediate Release

Ottawa – Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in the Prince George (British Columbia) local will strike at 12 pm PT on October 29, joining their provincial colleagues from the Royal City, Upper Valley, Fraser Valley West and Squamish locals.

Strike action also continues in the following locations:

  • Iles-de-la-Madeleine (Québec)
  • Winnipeg (Manitoba)
  • Thunder Bay (Ontario)
  • Brandon (Manitoba)
  • Pickering (Ontario)
  • Oshawa (Ontario)
  • Lloydminster (Saskatchewan)
  • Peterborough (Ontario)

 

“Postal workers are fighting for good jobs, which balance work and home life, equality for all our workers and safe working condition,” says Mike Palecek, CUPW National President. “We are also bargaining for the future – future employees and everyone who relies on the postal service. It’s time to look at expanded public services like postal banking and senior check‑ins. Public services can only help communities thrive and grow.”

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.

 

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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