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CUP-W Issues 72 Hour Notice of Job Action

Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 4:10 PM

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Prince George, B.C. – The Canadian Union of  Postal Workers has issued  72  hour notice of its intentions to start job action.

In its letter to management, CUP-W outlines  the job  action it plans to take,  and while the Union hasn’t gone public yet with  those  actions,   the  move does not call for  its members to walk off the job.

The Federal Government  had called on both the Union and Canada Post to  agree to a 24 hour extension of timelines  to allow  the contract talks to continue.  The Union’s strike mandate runs out at midnight tonight.

So with  notice now given,  job action  is set to  start  at 11:59 pm  Sunday August 28th.   The union is advising   its members that it will  l inform everyone if, when and what strike activities will occur.

The union says it will withdraw  its notice if Canada Post agrees to an extension of the timelines.




So how are you going to get down to some serious bargaining if you serve strike notice and then say you would agree to an extension of the timelines if Canada post agrees to it?

What else can they do when they know they’re in a very weak bargaining position, and realistically, under the current rules and conventions of finance, their cause for ‘defined pension benefits’ for workers hired in the future is already lost?

The postal workers and their union better wake up and realize how good they already have it. They have it pretty good considering they do a job a 10 year old could do. Slinging Big Macs takes more skill than putting envelopes in boxes, you know, 2 all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun and all that stuff.

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