Postal Strike in Moncton and Victoria

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 various locations.  

"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.   


For further information:

Aalya Ahmad, 613-327-1177.

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