Canada Post Strike Continues Across the Country

OTTAWA – As Calgary and Edmonton go in, over 800 postal workers in various locations across the country will take their place on the picket lines at 11:30 pm EDT tonight.

The CUPW union locals going out on strike are:

Labrador City, Labrador

Acadie-Bathurst, New Brunswick

Summerside, P.E.I.

Ste.Therese, Quebec

Ste Jerome, Quebec

Thunder Bay, Ontario

Hearst, Ontario

Brantford, Ontario

St. Thomas, Ontario

Flin Flon, Manitoba

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Whitehorse, Yukon

Vernon, B.C.

All shifts within this 24-hour period will be struck.

“We need to maintain and create good jobs, not cut back on jobs in our communities,” said Denis Lemelin, CUPW National President and chief negotiator. “Smaller communities also benefit from having access to increased services at their post offices. We are asking Canada Post to address these demands.”

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers continues its rotating strikes to put pressure on Canada Post’s negotiators to settle an acceptable collective agreement. The union has been negotiating for eight months but the profitable Crown Corporation continues to dismiss important health and safety issues. It also continues to reject the postal workers’ proposals for innovation and service expansion.