Postal workers request public support: Canadian Union of Public Employees
The Official Opposition NDP is conducting a filibuster in the House of Commons to defend free collective bargaining and to oppose back-to-work legislation (Bill C-6) aimed at the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). If this legislation passes as is, CUPW will face a biased arbitration process called Final Offer Selection that favours Canada Post. Incredibly, the legislation also sets salary increases that are less than Canada Post's last wage offer.
CUPW members and the Official Opposition need your help. We are asking you to send messages of support to CUPW. If you live in an area represented by a New Democrat Member of Parliament (search here for your MP), they would appreciate any stories you can provide about negotiations around pensions or two tier wages that penalize new workers. Those stories will help the MPs wage the filibuster as they will speak about them in the House of Commons. These letters/stories can be emailed to [email protected]
As with the strike at Air Canada, the lock out at Canada Post is an attack on the many gains made by unions over many years for their members. But it is also an attack on new workers who are being told they don’t deserve the same standard of living that we enjoy.
To express your concerns about the government's actions, please click here to send an email to Prime Minister Harper and Minister of Labour Lisa Raitt.
Words by the Canadian Union of Public Employees