OTTAWA, June 6, 2011 /CNW/ - Postal workers in Victoria, B.C. and in Moncton, N.B. will be the next
ones to walk out following Montreal.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has called for a rotating strike
for midnight, local time in the respective cities, lasting for 24
hours. About one thousand postal workers will be out on strike in
"In Victoria and Moncton, the public has suffered deterioration in
postal service due to Canada Post's changes to the way mail gets
processed and delivered. We have been saying all along that these
changes don't make sense," said John Bail, National Director of the
Pacific region for CUPW, referring to the consolidation of postal
plants and the convoluted processes that have been created for the
shipment and sortation of the mail.
"In Moncton, we have not only seen the restructuring of postal plants,
but also job cuts that hurt our local communities," added Jeff
Callaghan, CUPW National Director of the Atlantic region.
Canada Post continues to refuse to address the union's outstanding
issues, including health and safety as well as demands for innovation
and service expansion to keep the Crown corporation profitable.
SOURCE CANADIAN UNION OF POSTAL WORKERS
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