Ottawa – Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) from the Niagara Falls local in Ontario, walked off the job at 10 am ET on Friday, October 26th, joining the Fundy local (New Brunswick) and the Sudbury local (Ontario) on the picket lines.
Workers in Sherbrooke and Red Deer returned to work at 4 am ET and 6 am MT, respectively.
“We are looking for fair and safe working conditions, equality for all our members and good, full-time jobs with living wages,” says Mike Palecek, CUPW National President. “Canada Post may call their offers ‘significant’ but the reality is they don’t address a single one of our major issues. We will stay on the picket line as well as the bargaining table until we reach fair agreements for all our workers.”
CUPW has been negotiating collective agreements with Canada Post for almost a year for the Urban Postal Operations and Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMC) bargaining units.