Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Rotating Canada Post strikes move to Charlottetown, Summerside

Canada Post strike Saskatoon Canada Post workers on strike in Saskatoon on Oct. 30 2018
Ginger Lawrence | 02 November, 2018, 21:56

Rotation strike action by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers continues in Nanaimo, Port Alberni, and Courtenay Oct. 31.

"Once processed, these items have to be delivered without overburdening our delivery employees. Some of the things that are affected by that are work-life balance and a lack of hiring full-time positions to staff the work that needs to be done", she said.

Combined, the three key locations can process a million parcels a day from across the country. The ban means postal workers would refuse to work overtime beyond their normal eight-hour days.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says walkouts also started in Charlottetown and Summerside, P.E.I., just after midnight local time on Wednesday, and at 1 a.m. ET in Joliette, Que.

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If you live in Ottawa, Renfrew and Arnprior, don't go to your mailbox, you'll find it empty.

CUPW says the Ontario communities of Cobourg, Fort Frances, Kapuskasing, Kenora, Petawawa-Deep River, Peterborough and Tri Town are still on strike.

John and Fort Nelson will be joining striking workers today, said a Dawson Creek mail carrier to the Dawson Creek Mirror Tuesday morning.

More than 15 communities across the country are taking part in job action Wednesday, as the union and the postal service have been unable to reach new collective agreements after 10 months of negotiations. "We had a good offer on the table with wage increases, benefit improvements, job security and no concessions - but no deal yet", said Hamilton.