Postal Union Rotating Strike To Hit Toronto Today

Written by priyadarshinee

Published on : October 23, 2018 12:13

A rotating postal worker strike that has caused disruptions across the country will affect most of the Greater Toronto Area on Tuesday.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) said late Monday that almost 9,000 of its workers in its Toronto local branch would walk off the job and head to picket lines at 12:01 a.m. ET.

While affecting much of the Toronto area, Tuesday’s job action will exclude Scarborough, the union said in a media release.

The CUPW, which represents 50,000 postal employees, launched rotating walkouts in Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor, Ont., and Halifax on Monday to pressure Canada Post into accepting contract changes.

Canada Post said in a statement Monday night that customers across Canada may experience delays for parcel and mail delivery since Toronto is a key processing hub.

“The union’s rotating strike will, therefore, have a significant impact on our operations,” spokesperson Jon Hamilton said. “Canada Post will make every effort to minimize the impact.”