Canada Post hit by rotating strikes in Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor and Halifax

Marco Green
October 22, 2018

That's why the looming Canada Post strike has Canadians anxious about what they should expect come Monday.

Workers at Canada Post could begin rotating strikes overnight from Sunday to Monday if no agreement is reached during the day.

According to the union, the strike will last for 24 hours with each location listed striking daily.

The job action began after negotiators failed to reach a new contract agreement before the union's Monday strike deadline.

The union says it has opted for rotating strikes to minimize the impact of a postal disruption on customers, and says that in those four cities, mail will still be delivered, although it could be delayed.

"In those areas, mail and parcels will not be delivered or picked up".

In an email to The Canadian Press on Sunday, Canada Post said it has responded to "many of the issues raised by the union" and has "tabled a significant offer that includes wage increases, job security and improved benefits, and that does not require any concessions".

In a statement published on their own official website, Canada Post said they are confident that operations can continue with minimal hassle.

Strike or no strike, it seems like Canada Post will still be committed to getting your mail and online shopping delivered to you no matter where you're located in the country.

But CUPW President Mike Palecek said the key issues of job security, an end to forced overtime, better health and safety measures and gender equality remained unresolved.

There are a number of tensions lingering between Canada Post and the union at the moment, primarily letter carrier health and safety and precarious employment, Global News previously reported.

The union's release also states that it's been negotiating agreements with Canada Post for nearly a year for the Urban Postal Operations and Rural Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMC) bargaining units.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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