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CanadaCanada Post hit by rotating strikes

09:10  22 october  2018
09:10  22 october  2018 Source:   msn.com

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 says strikes will begin at 12:01 a.m. Monday in Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor and at 1:01 a.m. in Halifax and will last for 24 hours. CUPW President Mike Palecek says Canada Post has refused to talk about issues that matter to the union, which include job security

Canada Post spokesman Jon Hamilton said strikes in Calgary and Edmonton are "completely unnecessary as CUPW has still not responded Labour experts agree that a rotating strike strategy is an effective bargaining tool for a union because it keeps employers guessing and scrambling to

Canada Post hit by rotating strikes© Darren Calabrese / The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - The union representing 50,000 Canada Post employees has begun a series of rotating strikes.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says the 24-hour strikes began Monday at 12:01 a.m. local time in Windsor, Ont., and at 1:01 a.m. in Halifax. Strikes in Victoria and Edmonton were also set to begin at one minute past midnight local time.

The union says mail will still be delivered in those cities, but will be delayed.

Canada Post spokesman Jon Hamilton said on Sunday that in the event of rotating strikes normal mail delivery would be maintained in all other locations across the country.

The job action began after negotiators failed to reach a new contract agreement before the union's Monday strike deadline.

Hamilton said Canada Post was committed to reaching a deal, and had an offer on the table that included wage hikes, job security, improved benefits and no concessions.

But CUPW President Mike Palecek said the key issues of job security, an end to forced overtime, better health and safety measures and gender equality remained unresolved.

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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