The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has served notice to Canada Post that if agreements cannot be reached with their bargaining unit by midnight Sunday they will begin rotating strike action at 12:01 am on Monday, October 22, 2018.
“Our goal is still negotiated settlements with no postal disruption. This week is Canada Post’s chance to make that happen,” said Mike Palecek, CUPW National President.
The union that represents more than 50,000 postal workers across the country says that they are looking for job security, an end to forced overtime, better health and safety measures, service expansion and equality for Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers. They also say that wage increases above the rate of inflation have not been met.
CUPW says that they also want Canada Post to address the 43% in workplace injuries over the past two years. According to the union, the injury rate for a letter carrier is eight times higher than the average for the rest of the federal sector.
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