Canada Post rotating strikes continue in five southern Ontario communities

Lloyd Doyle
November 6, 2018

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began strike action in St. Catharines, Welland, and Fort Erie this week.

An updated list of locals participating in the rotating strikes can be found on the CUPW website.

Postal workers in Calgary and other Alberta cities hit the picket lines Monday morning in a continued rotating strike.

He said there was limited service at smaller local offices, including those in Burford, St. George, Princeton and Ohsweken. "We have a health and safety crisis at Canada Post". He said it's unclear if this will last for more than one day.

The union representing Canada Post employees has launched a new round of rotating strikes in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Cuda said the union wants a safer workplace for members that includes shorter delivery routes and "better staffing so we don't have to work forced overtime". "As a result, customers could see delays of several days".

The postal service and the union have been unable to reach new collective agreements for two bargaining units after 10 months of negotiations.

"For the rural mail carriers, it's time paid for time worked", says Slingsby.

A statement by CUPW said the objective of the gathering would be to "call on the government to continue to respect the collective bargaining process, and press Canada Post to negotiate in earnest with striking postal workers".

Canada Post said it remains committed to the bargaining process.

But he said Canada Post has made significant offers on wages, benefits and working conditions and "we're not asking them for concessions or rollbacks. The overburdening, the overtime, constantly not being paid properly, it's definitely worth us being out here doing what we're doing", says one picketing postal worker.

So far, 90 communities have been hit with the rotating strikes since they began October 22, said Hamilton.

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