Canada Post Workers Head to the Picket Lines

It's official.

Your Canada Post deliveries may be interrupted.

According to a recent press release, members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in the Toronto local headed to the picket lines at today, Oct. 23, at 12:01 a.m.

This marked the second day of postal disruptions across Canada.

Job action will take place in the Greater Toronto Area, (excluding Scarborough) and most of the 905-region.

Both sides are at the bargaining table but CUPW members are still without agreements for the Urban Postal Operations and Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMC) bargaining unit.

"For us to reach any agreements, Canada Post has to talk about the changing nature of postal work and the issues that stem from the growth of parcels," Mike Palecek, CUPW National President, said in a recent press release.

"We need to address health and safety concerns and precarious work, as well as gender equality. We will stay at the bargaining table and on the picket line for as long as it takes to get a fair deal for our members."

CUPW has been negotiating collective agreements with Canada Post for almost a year for the Urban Postal Operations and Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMC) bargaining units.

Key demands for postal workers during this strike include job security, an end to forced overtime and overburdening, better health and safety measures, service expansion and equality for RSMCs.

For the latest updates on this rotating strike click here.

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