The union at Canada Post says its rotating strikes have begun in Halifax, in Windsor, Ontario, Edmonton and Victoria. CUP-W said it would target all four cities after midnight if no contract agreement was reached by its strike deadline. Canada Post said Sunday it had placed an offer on the table that includes wage increases, job security, improved benefits and no concessions.
But the union representing 50-thousand postal workers says the corporation is refusing to talk about issues that matter to the union — including job security and an end to forced overtime. The union says mail will still be delivered in the four targeted cities during the 24-hour strike, but will be delayed.