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Canada Post strike hits Montreal, with 6000 workers walking off the job

Canada Post strike hits Montreal, with 6000 workers walking off the job

"Canada post has failed to recognize that".

"The last thing we ever want to do is go on strike, but we need an agreement that's fair to our members". Rotation strike action by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers continues in Nanaimo, Port Alberni, and Courtenay Oct. 31. "As a result, customers could see delays of several days". Those three facilities process a million parcels a day.

Workers walked off the job in the capital at 6 a.m., along with Charlottetown and Summerside, PEI.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said the Montreal walkout began at 10:30 p.m. local time Monday, joining several other cities participating in the 24-hour strikes.

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Workers are also out in Weyburn, Sask., and seven Ontario communities, including Cobourg, Deep River, Fort Frances, Peterborough and Kapuskasing.

The union and the postal service have been unable to reach new collective agreements for two bargaining units after 10 months of negotiations.

Postal workers are off the job today (Wed) in a number of Vancouver Island locations.

"But they don't address a single one of our major issues, Palecek said in a statement on the union's website. We had a good offer on the table with wage increases, benefit improvements, job security and no concessions - but no deal yet", said Hamilton.