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Postal workers walk off the job in second week of rotating strikes

FILE: Striking Canada Post workers walk the picket line in Mississauga, Ont. on Tuesday October 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Rotating strikes continue across Canada, impacting Canada Post facilities and services in B.C., ON., Sask., and QC.

Canadian Union of Postal Workers are into their second week of rotating strikes

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Union postal workers will be off the job in a number of communities across the country, as rotating strikes impacting Canada Post facilities continues.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says 6,000 members in Montreal walked off the job on Monday night as part of the rotating strikes.

Since Montreal is an important processing hub, Canada Post warns the walkout there will have a significant impact on its operations.

On Tuesday, members in six British Columbia, seven Ontario, and two Saskatchewan communities joined those striking in Montreal.

Last week, thousands of CUPW members walked off the job in Toronto, forcing delays in shipments of tens of thousands of parcels and letter across Canada.

Despite a special mediator being appointed to try and resolve the dispute between union members and the Crown Corporation, the strikes are now marking their second week.

On Monday, the CUPW had said talks were moving slowly, and that much progress hadn’t been made.

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