For Immediate Release
Ottawa – Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) from the Winnipeg local in Manitoba, will walk off the job at 10 pm CT on Sunday, October 28.
Postal workers from the Iles-de-la-Madeleine (Québec) and Niagara Falls (Ontario) locals remain on the picket lines.
Workers from the Sudbury local were back at work on Saturday evening, while those from the Vancouver local returned to work at 12:01 am PT, Sunday morning, after more than two days of job action.
“Over the last decade, the working conditions of all our members has deteriorated, leaving many overburdened, with little time for their home life,” says Mike Palecek, CUPW National President. “This ends now. Our members will stay on the picket line for as long as it takes for Canada Post to seriously address problems in the workplace.”
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 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 lise‑email@example.com