CUPW conducts further strike action by shutting down some Alberta cities, including Lethbridge

By Aaron Mahoney (@Mahones93 on Twitter)
November 5, 2018 - 10:48am

LETHBRIDGE – While negotiations continue, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began strike action in Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge on Monday, Nov. 5.

Since October 22, CUPW's rotating strikes have now shut down Canada Post's operations in more than 90 communities across the country.

CUPW is also conducting strikes in London, Scarborough, Barrie, Simcoe, St. Catharines, Welland, Guelph, Fort Erie, Brantford and Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and in Carbonear, Exploits Valley, Gander-Lewisporte, Deer Lake, St. Anthony, Stephenville, Corner Brook and Channel-Port-aux-Basques, N.L.

Meanwhile, strikes have ended in Moncton, N.B. and the Bois-Francs region of Quebec.

In a release, Canada Post says they have been working hard to minimize the service impact to Canadians, but the union's escalating strikes continue to cause backlogs in their national, integrated delivery network.

As a result, customers could see delays of several days.

Mail and parcels will not be delivered or picked up in impacted areas while the union continues their strike activity.

A mediator who was appointed by the federal labour minister had been working to reach an agreement with both sides, but his mandate ended on Friday.

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