For Immediate Release
Ottawa – – Members of Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in Southwestern, Northern and Eastern Ontario walked off the job at 7 am ET, Tuesday, October 30.
Postal workers from the following locals will strike:
Postal workers in Montreal (Quebec), Peterborough (Ontario) and Prince George (British Columbia) who went on strike yesterday, remain on the picket lines, as do members from the Fraser Valley West, Upper Valley, Royal City and Squamish locals in BC.
Workers from Thunder Bay, Pickering and Oshawa in Ontario, returned to work this morning, as did those from Brandon and Winnipeg in Manitoba, Lloydminster (Saskatchewan) and Iles-de-la-Madeleine (Quebec).
“Canada Post insists their offers are ‘significant’ but the reality is they don’t address a single one of our major issues,” says Mike Palecek, CUPW National President. “We need solutions to overwork and overburdening caused by the massive increase in parcel volumes, more full-time jobs and equality for all our members. 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 members.”
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