Local Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers took to the streets of The Pas last weekend with picket signs to fight for their right to negotiate and have a fair contract in the midst of the rotating Canada Post strikes.
Mark Armitage the Secretary Treasurer of CUP-W Local 838 The Pas told Arctic Radio News that postal workers were forced into a bad contract back in 2011 where they were locked out and then forced back to work.
He added the overall goal is to have a work life balance, and to have better health and safety.
There are workers that aren’t being paid hourly and Canada Post has the highest rate of injuries among federal workers in Canada.
The Pas MLA Amanda Lathlin also joined the pickers to show her support.
More information on these strikes and the demands of the CUPW can be found at cupw.ca