ON STRIKE: Liverpool post office part of rotating labour action

By Observer Staff

Rotating strikes at Canada Post will hit Liverpool and a host of other Nova Scotia communities today.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) says locals in Liverpool, Bridgewater, Truro, New Glasgow, Pictou, Antigonish, Port Hawkesbury, Breton, Annapolis Valley, Cumberland and Yarmouth are all off the job as of 12:01 a.m. today.

The union began holding rotating strikes last month. They have hit communities across the country and have typically lasted a day or two.

In an Oct. 16 news release, CUPW president Mike Palecek said: “Our members gave us a clear mandate to take job action if Canada Post refused to address our major issues – health and safety, gender equality and preserving full-time, middle class jobs.”

The federal government has brought in a mediator to help broker a negotiated settlement.