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Postal Workers Job Action Not Expected to Have Impact

Monday, August 29, 2016 @ 8:21 PM

Prince George, B.C. – The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has set job action for tomorrow,  but  doesn’t expect it will  have any affect on the delivery of mail.

As of  12:01 am Tuesday, Postal Workers will refuse to work overtime in BC and Yukon.

“Don’t panic. We’ll still be delivering the mail,” says Mike Palecek, national president of the CUPW..

In a  news release issued this evening,  the union  says the refusal of overtime “Will rotate to different provinces and territories one day at a time, and is expected to cause minimal disruption to mail service. It’s a major negotiations issue for the union, which has been demanding that Canada Post staff its workforce properly and build routes that match scheduled hours, instead of overburdening workers and making them stay on the job longer.  Postal workers can be forced back and severely disciplined for refusing overtime.”

The union wants Canada Post to create more jobs instead of relying on overtime.



I hope Canada Post does create more jobs and then bans all overtime, then watch the union whine that their members do not have the opportunity to earn extra money at Christmas or before vacation etc. I do have a hard time believing workers can be “severely disciplined” for refusing overtime, and if they can be then the union was stupid to agree to those terms in the first place.

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