That CUPW finds itself in the position of withdrawing its labour because of management’s failure to bargain seriously is an all-too-familiar story for working people in Canada.
The union has maintained its position that all postal workers should have the same pension plan and enjoy the same benefits and that all postal workers must reach the same maximum hourly wages.
CUPW initiated strike activity on June 2, after more than seven months of negotiations with Canada post.
It has been a long time since there has been a national strike and the postal workers action could turn out to be one of the most important for organized labour in Canada for decades.
After more than seven months of difficult and frustrating negotiations, CUPW has initiated strike activity. Members of the Winnipeg local are the first postal workers to legally strike in 13 years.
An interview with Philip Jennings of UNI Global Union, on the possible strike between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.
Today, in an effort to break the impasse at negotiations, CUPW presented a final offer to the Canada Post Corporation negotiating committee. The Union also issued its strike notice to the Employer.
CPC refused to explain how they calculated our demands would require the creation of 3,000 jobs effective February 1, 2011.
CUPW submitted a global offer on all outstanding issues. We believe this offer should be the basis of a settlement.
CUPW national president Denis Lemelin discusses the negotiation issues and possibility of a Canadian postal strike by CUPW urban postal workers.