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Unionized Canada Post workers walk off the job in parts of B.C.

Last Updated Oct 29, 2018 at 10:53 am PDT

FILE: Unionized Canada Post workers picket in front of the post office at Georgia and Richards Streets in Downtown Vancouver on Oct. 26, 2018. (Isabelle Raghem, CityNews Vancouver)
Summary

CUPW members have walked off the job in parts of B.C. again, as rotating strikes mark their second week

Rotating strikes are impacting mail service in parts of B.C. again

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) –┬áThe rotating work stoppages at Canada Post have hit parts of British Columbia again.

Unionized employees have walked off the job in New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Mission, Maple Ridge, the Fraser Valley, and Squamish.

They join others across the country in the second week of job action by Canadian Union of Postal Workers. Members have also walked off the job in Manitoba as well as Ontario and Saskatchewan.

The strikes continue as a special mediator tries to resolve the labour dispute between the CUPW and the Crown Corporation.

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The union says Canada Post needs to come to the bargaining table ready to talk about several key issues, while the company says it has made significant offers and has not asked for any concessions in return.

The union has been negotiating collective agreements with Canada Post for 10 months.