Just about 260 workers walk off the job in Red Deer
For Immediate Release
Ottawa – Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) from the Red Deer local in Alberta, walked off the job at 6 am MT on Thursday, October 25th, joining members from the Sherbrooke local on the picket lines.
“For us to reach any agreements, Canada Post has to talk about the changing nature of postal work and the issues that stem from the growth of parcels,” says Mike Palecek, CUPW National President. “We need to address health and safety concerns and precarious work, as well as gender equality. We will stay at the bargaining table and on the picket line for as long as it takes to get a fair deal for our members.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
FR – Lise-Lyne Gélineau, President, CUPW Montreal local, at 514-914-0350 or at email@example.com