Postal strike update: Scarborough, Ontario local of CUPW now on strike

Postal strike update: Scarborough, Ontario local of CUPW now on strike
Canada Post rotating strikes come to London
OTTAWA — The union representing Canada Post employees has launched a new round of rotating strikes in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador.

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.

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 union is doing everything it can to try and prevent any disruptions to public service," said Karen Finlay-Russell, local president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).

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.

Strikes also hit eight other centres in Ontario, including Toronto's east end, Barrie, Brantford, Fort Erie, Guelph, Simcoe, St. Catharines, and Welland.

A rally in solidarity with Canada Post workers was held outside city hall in London, Ont. on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, (Jim Knight / CTV London)

OTTAWA – The union representing Canada Post employees has launched a new round of rotating strikes in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador.

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.

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.

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