Montreal postal workers to strike tonight at 11:30 PM EDT for 24 hours

OTTAWA – The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is moving its rotating strike to Montreal following the 48-hour strike for Hamilton postal workers.

Postal workers in Montreal will hit the picket lines tonight at 11:30 p.m. EDT for a period of 24 hours.

‘Montreal is another place where Canada Post has already begun its $2 billion postal transformation,’ said Denis Lemelin, National President and Chief Negotiator. ‘As we saw in Winnipeg, Montreal postal workers are being forced to work with new machines and methods without proper safety studies beforehand.’

Talks are continuing at the bargaining table and a response is expected from Canada Post today to the union’s latest proposals.

‘Postal workers are staying out on strike to keep the pressure on negotiations,’ repeated Lemelin. ‘We will not accept the rollbacks that a profitable company is trying to force us to swallow.’