The Public Service Alliance of Canada stands in solidarity with Canada Post workers and strongly condemns the federal government’s decision to enact back-to-work legislation.
“Postal workers deserve safe working conditions, and to be paid for the actual work they do,” said PSAC National President, Chris Aylward. “Instead of forcing postal workers to go back to work in poor conditions, this government should insist that Canada Post bargain in good faith.”
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) is fighting to makeworking conditions safer, and to secure fair wages for thousands of rural and suburban postal workers. Many workers are forced to work overtime without pay and often sustain debilitating injuries on the job.
“The Liberal government has chosen to strip postal workers of their basic right to be represented by their union and bargain their working conditions.” added Aylward. “Trudeau promised that this government would be committed to public services and that they would respect all workers, yet he continues to break that promise.”
PSAC is calling on this government to allow the process of collective bargaining to continue, and to respect the hardworking Canada Post employees that Canadians rely on every day.