Fresh rotating postal strikes to cause delivery delays

Irving Hamilton
November 15, 2018

Rotating strikes have also resumed at locations in Nova Scotia, including Halifax, as well as at a processing centre near Vancouver.

Key issues for the union, which represents about 50,000 Canada Post employees, include wages, job security, overtime and improved health and safety measures.

Canada Post's rotating strikes have returned to Halifax as the local unit of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) walked off the job at 8 p.m. It has created a backlog in the national distribution network and caused delivery delays, a Canada Post spokesman said last week.

The strikes are restarting after workers put down their pickets Monday in recognition of Remembrance Day.

"We thank our customers for their continued patience and apologize for the inconvenience this is causing".

More than 180 trailers containing parcels and mail were idled in Toronto alone as of Tuesday, the post office said.

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Union negotiators say there was little progress during the two-and-a-half weeks that a special mediator was assigned to the Canada Post labour dispute.

"If the parties are unable to achieve a negotiated deal very soon, we will use all options to find a solution to reduce the impacts to Canadians, businesses, Canada Post and their workers", Veronique Simard wrote in an email.

Despite those remarks, Canada Post has repeatedly said it's made "significant" wage, benefit and job-security proposals.

Bargaining for contracts for two groups of employees - urban carriers and rural and suburban workers - has been ongoing for almost a year.

It may not be long before the federal government steps in, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned last week.

The union has staged rotating strikes across the country since October 22 and workers have walked off the job at the Mississauga facility three times since then, including on October 23 and again last week.

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