The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says the latest Ontario operations targeted for job actions are in Torontos east end, as well as London, Barrie, Brantford, Fort Erie, Guelph, Simcoe, St. Catharines, and Welland.
Meanwhile, walkouts in Newfoundland and Labrador began at one minute after midnight in the communities of Carbonear, Exploits Valley, Gander-Lewisporte, Deer Lake, St. Anthony and Stephenville.
CUPW rotating strike hits Canada Post Scarborough distribution centre
Canada Post says CUPW is also conducting strikes in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Bois-Francs region, Que., and Moncton, N.B. but has ended its job action in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont.
The crown corporation said in a statement Sunday night that the rotating strikes have impacted operations in more than 70 communities across the country causing backlogs that could delay mail delivery to its customers for several days.
The union and the postal service have been unable to reach new collective agreements for two bargaining units after 10 months of negotiations.
Last week, Labour Minister Patty Hajdu appointed Morton Mitchnick, a former chairman of the Ontario Labour Relations Board, to help the two parties resolve their differences.
Canada Post workers in Scarborough are going on strike, affecting mail delivery in eastern parts of the GTA.
Canada Post workers in Scarborough are going on strike starting Sunday afternoon, disrupting mail delivery to eastern parts of the Greater Toronto Area.
The union and the postal service have been unable to reach new collective agreements for two bargaining units after 10 months of negotiations. Last month, Labour Minister Patty Hajdu appointed Morton Mitchnick, a former chairman of the Ontario Labour Relations Board, to help the two parties resolve their differences.
In a news release, Mike Duquette, president of the Scarborough chapter of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), said that starting at 3 p.m., the York Distribution Centre will be on strike until workers are further instructed to work by the national union.
This location, date were chosen to shine a light on the issues that impact postal workers. This is the eastern GTA parcel hub; this is where (Canada Post Corporation) makes all their money,” said Duquette.
“Mail and parcels will not be delivered or picked up in impacted areas while the union continues their strike activity,” Canada Post said in a statement. “As a result, customers could see delays of several days.”
“Its time to use those profits to invest in the future and share with us. We are the ones who make the profit with our labour.”
The CUPW said that by Monday morning, 1,800 members in 16 installations will be on strike, with the exception of Pickering. They said parcel delivery will be halted in the area from downtown Toronto north to Newmarket and east to Port Hope.
Duquette said that normal operations would resume shortly. “Our dispute is not with the public, our dispute is with our employer,” he said.