Tonight, at 11:00 p.m. EDT, postal workers in Quebec City and Kitchener, Ontario, will commence a 24-hour work stoppage. The purpose of this 24-hour strike action is to encourage Canada Post Corporation to present a realistic offer at the bargaining table.
These locals were chosen because both have experienced major cutbacks as a result of CPC management’s cost cutting crusade. Quebec City has witnessed the closure of its mail processing plant and Kitchener has seen the transfer of its parcel operations to Toronto.
Altogether, 1,550 CUPW members are employed at these locals.