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Ottawa – This morning, we were informed that members of several major unions in British Columbia have set up picket-lines at the Pacific Processing Centre, the third largest mail plant in the country. In solidarity with postal workers, the protest-line will allow workers in, but will not allow mail out.
“You cannot legislate labour peace,” said CUPW national president Mike Palecek. “There are fifty thousand union members that have been prohibited from picketing at post offices in this country, and three million who haven’t. We are not the only ones willing to defend the right of free collective bargaining.”
What we’re seeing in Vancouver today is that instead of resolving our dispute with Canada Post, the Trudeau Government has picked a fight with labour. “An injury to one is an injury to all” is much more than a slogan.
For more information, please contact:
EN – Emilie Tobin, CUPW Communications, at 613-882-2742 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
FR – Lise-Lyne Gélineau, President, CUPW Montreal local, at 514-914-0350 or at email@example.com