Published: Fri, November 02, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

Postal Strike hits Ottawa, Renfrew and Arnprior today

Postal Strike hits Ottawa, Renfrew and Arnprior today

The job action comes as part of a CUPW campaign of rotating strikes in cities across Canada.

"Once processed, these items have to be delivered without overburdening our delivery employees".

Squamish's postal workers resumed work after going on strike on Monday.

About 30 protesters braved the pouring rain to march outside the Canada Post building at the corner of Riverside Drive and Industrial Avenue in Ottawa Wednesday as the 24-hour rotating strike hits Ottawa today. She said postal workers retire with a disability at eight times the average rate.

CUPW and the postal service have been unable to reach new collective agreements for the two bargaining units in 10 months of negotiations.

Canada Post has said it provided "significant" offers to its employees, including wage hikes.

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"Our goal is to eliminate that and go back to to a one-tier system because we do the same work and it's not valued the same".

A special mediator is assigned in a bid to resolve the labour dispute.

"The union has said that Canada Post needs to come to the bargaining table ready to talk about the issues that matter - health and safety, equality for (rural and suburban mail carriers) and an end to precarious work".

About 6,000 workers who walked off the job in Montreal have returned to work.

Last week, 9,000 workers in the Toronto area walked off the job for two days, forcing delays in shipments of tens of thousands of letters and parcels across the country.

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