For Immediate Release
Ottawa – There will be no mail delivery in Prince Edward Island today, as members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) across the province walked off the job at 12:01 am AT.
They were joined soon after by 155 members from the Joliette local in Quebec, who began striking at 1 am ET.
“Canada Post may call their offers ‘significant’ but they don’t address a single one of our major issues,” says Mike Palecek, CUPW National President. “Management refuses to address the urgent health and safety issues that have left postal workers the most injured group of workers in the federal sector. And the wage increases Canada Post so proudly talks about are well-below the expected inflation rate. 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 workers.”
CUPW members are still without agreements for the Urban Postal Operations and Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMC) bargaining unit after almost a year of negotiations.
For more information, please contact:
EN – Farouk Karim or Kevin Matthews, CUPW Communications, at 613-882-2742 or at
FR – Lise-Lyne Gélineau, President, CUPW Montreal local, at 514-914-0350 or at