For weeks, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has tried to reach a fair agreement with Canada Post, including requesting a cooling-off period in order to come back to the negotiation table.
The Harper-appointed CEO of Canada Post, Deepak Chopra first refused to bargain, put workers on notice of a lockout and now is showing openness to negotiating again. These tactics are harmful to postal workers and all Canadians.
"PSAC is calling on Canada Post to bargain fairly with postal workers," said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President.
"I encourage our members to show support for postal workers. It is when we stand in solidarity that we can make a difference.”
"We cannot let Canada Post management undermine fair working conditions," added Francois Paradis, President of the Union of Postal Communications Workers.
What is at stake
- Rolling back of negotiated gains
- Weakening of public services
- Exorbitant demands for cutbacks and concessions
Millions in profits
Workers are saying that these demands are just not reasonable, in light of the company’s profit margins. As well, Mr. Chopra's current salary is $500,000/year.
Take action: share messages of support for Canada Post workers
- Email Mr. Deepak Chopra at:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tweet a message @canadapostcorp using the hashtag #supportposties