OTTAWA, June 8, 2011 /CNW/ - As Calgary and Edmonton go in, over 800
postal workers in various locations across the country will take their
place on the picket lines at 11:30 pm EDT tonight.
The CUPW union locals going out on strike are:
Labrador City, Labrador
Acadie-Bathurst, New Brunswick
Ste Jerome, Quebec
Thunder Bay, Ontario
St. Thomas, Ontario
Flin Flon, Manitoba
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
All shifts within this 24-hour period will be struck.
"We need to maintain and create good jobs, not cut back on jobs in our
communities," said Denis Lemelin, CUPW National President and chief
negotiator. "Smaller communities also benefit from having access to
increased services at their post offices. We are asking Canada Post to
address these demands."
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers continues its rotating strikes to
put pressure on Canada Post's negotiators to settle an acceptable
collective agreement. The union has been negotiating for eight months
but the profitable Crown Corporation continues to dismiss important
health and safety issues. It also continues to reject the postal
workers' proposals for innovation and service expansion.
SOURCE CANADIAN UNION OF POSTAL WORKERS
For further information:
please contact Aalya Ahmad, 613-327-1177,
Email: email@example.com , CUPW website: www.cupw.ca.