CUPW Issues Strike Notice

CUPW Issues 72 hour Strike notice to Canada Post. As of 10:01 pm mst on Oct. 21st CUPW will commence rotating strikes.

More than 72 hours notice was given in good faith in the hopes that Canada Post would begin bargaining in earnest to achieve a negotiated agreement before the deadline.

CUPW Issues 72 hour Strike notice to Canada Post. As of 10:01 pm mst on Oct. 21st CUPW will commence rotating strikes.

More than 72 hours notice was given in good faith in the hopes that Canada Post would begin bargaining in earnest to achieve a negotiated agreement before the deadline.

It looks as though Postal Workers are gearing up to fight for the contract they deserve after more than a decade of declining wages and worsening work conditions. The Edmonton & District Labour Council and its 42000+ affiliated members stand with you as you take on this fight and are prepared to offer any support we can throughout this ordeal.

Key demands for postal workers during this round of bargaining are job security, an end to forced overtime and overburdening, better health and safety measures, service expansion and equality for RSMCs.

The working conditions of postal workers have deteriorated over the last decade in part because Canada Post has failed to properly address the massive increase in parcel volumes and the burden it has placed on members.

Canada Post also needs to address workplace injuries, which over the last two years, have increased by 43 percent. Today, the disabling injury rate for a letter carrier is eight times the average of the rest of the federal sector, which includes longshoring, mining, road transport and railways.

“A Crown Corporation should do better and can do better. Our members deserve better,” says CUPW President Mike Palecek.

Stay Strong CUPW, WE ARE WITH YOU!