OTTAWA, June 10, 2011 /CNW/ - Postal workers in Red Deer will be out on
the picket line this weekend as the Canadian Union of Postal Worker's
rotating strike continues. The union continues its effort to get Canada
Post to address the union's issues instead of trying to force
concessions on its employees.
155 postal workers in Red Deer will strike for 48 hours, starting at 10
pm EDT tonight. CUPW points to inadequate staffing and a resulting
deterioration of service to the public as the reason why this location
"In Red Deer, Canada Post's refusal to staff properly has led to a
number of problems for both the postal workers and the public," said
Gord Fischer, CUPW's National Director for the Prairie region.
"We've seen letter carriers forced into overtime because there aren't
enough people to cover the routes. We want to see more rotation of
duties and better staffing to make sure Canada Post lives up to its
obligations to the public without pushing its workers to unsafe
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has been negotiating for eight
months now but Canada Post continues to dismiss important health and
safety issues, as well as rejecting union proposals for innovation and
service expansion that have been successful in other postal systems
across the world.
SOURCE CANADIAN UNION OF POSTAL WORKERS
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