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CanadaCanada Post union workers to begin rotating nationwide strikes Monday morning

00:17  22 october  2018
00:17  22 october  2018 Source:   globalnews.ca

Canada Post workers could begin rotating strikes Monday

Canada Post workers could begin rotating strikes Monday The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says it has given strike notice to Canada Post that workers could walk off the job as early as next week. The union representing 50,000 Canada Post employees says rotating strikes will begin Monday if agreements aren't reached with the Urban Postal Operations and Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers bargaining units. The union is pushing for improved job security, an end to forced overtime, and better health and safety measures. © Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press Canada Post's unionized workers could begin rotating strikes as early as Monday.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) announced Sunday that it will begin rotating strikes on Monday morning at 12:01 a.m. in Victoria, Edmonton and Windsor, and at 1:01 a.m. in Halifax. According to the union , the strike will last for 24 hours with each location listed striking daily.

The union representing Canada Post workers announced Sunday that it would begin rotating strikes on Monday morning in Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor and Halifax if a last-minute deal is not reached Sunday evening.

Canada Post union workers to begin rotating nationwide strikes Monday morning © Darren Calabrese / The Canadian Press The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) will begin rotating strikes at 12:01 am tomorrow in Victoria (British Columbia), Edmonton (Alberta), Windsor (Ontario), and 1:01 am in Halifax (Nova Scotia).

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) announced Sunday that it will begin rotating strikes on Monday morning at 12:01 a.m. in Victoria, Edmonton and Windsor, and at 1:01 a.m. in Halifax.

According to the union, the strike will last for 24 hours with each location listed striking daily. All times listed are in local time.

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Canada Post hit by rotating strikes

Canada Post hit by rotating strikes Canada Post hit by rotating strikes

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has begun a series of rotating strikes in four cities after negotiators failed to reach a last-minute deal Sunday evening. The rotating strikes started Monday at 12:01 a.m. in Victoria, Edmonton and Windsor, and at 1:01 a.m. in Halifax (all local time)

While strike action has been less frequent, there were rotating strikes in 1987 and 1991 against plans to privatize postal outlets, both of which The last agreement between Canada Post Corporation and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers , Urban Postal Operations, expired January 31, 2018.

“Canada Post had the opportunity this weekend to stop any postal disruption on Monday, but instead, as they have for almost a year, they refused to talk about the issues that matter to our members,” says Mike Palecek, CUPW national president, in a statement released to media.

CUPW gave Canada Post until the end of the weekend (Oct. 20 and 21) to reach an agreement and avoid the union’s strike action.

“Our goal has always been a negotiated settlement, but we will not agree to anything that doesn’t address health and safety, gender equality and good, full-time middle-class jobs," Palecek continued.

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There are a number of tensions lingering between Canada Post and the union at the moment, primarily letter carrier health and safety and precarious employment, Global News previously reported.

— With files from Joel Senick.

... More to come.

Here’s where things are at as Canada Post workers continue to strike.
While mediated talks continue between Canada Post and the union representing its workers, there is no sign of when the two sides will come to a deal. READ MORE: Canada Post’s rotating strikes — Everything you need to know Unionized workers were in a strike position as of Sept. 26 but waited until Oct. 22 to begin rotating strikes. That move put the strikes right within the delivery window for a wave of orders placed for newly-legal cannabis delivery. Those strikes have continued in cities and towns across the country ever since.

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