Postal workers strike in Fort McMurray

Postal workers in Fort McMurray held a wildcat strike on Wednesday after learning Canada Post plans to hire contractors to handle parcel deliveries.

The workers, who are represented by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, set up pickets outside the postal depot after receiving a letter from management.

Canada Post says the move is necessary because it can’t hire enough workers in a competitive labour market such as Fort McMurray.

Read more: Postal workers strike in Fort McMurray – Edmonton – CBC News.