Toni MacAfee: “As this pandemic drags on, our use of Canada Post continues to rise to meet the needs of folks who no longer go out and purchase items in stores. Sadly, what also continues to rise is the violence and harassment directed at postal workers.”
Letter: “Canada Post already has the infrastructure and the network it needs to be an integral part of the post-COVID recovery and to become a leader in sustainable development. In doing so, it would create jobs across the country and be part of the government’s environmental plan, while also respecting its mandate to be financially self-sustaining.”
Canada Post recently issued a stamp of Lawren Harris’ painting ‘Miners houses, Glace Bay’. Fiona McQuarrie writes about her personal connection and the painting’s significance in terms of Cape Breton labour history.
These are difficult times for many workers, and the people delivering the mail are no exception. “It would seem not all management are taking this pandemic as seriously as our membership, which often leaves our members with no choice but to refuse unsafe working conditions. There have been many occasions that individual managers and supervisors have made the wrong call,” writes Toni MacAfee.
Letter: Postal workers were legislated back to work more than a year ago and have been without a contract for much longer. That’s wrong, writes Michael Keefe.
With the largest retail network in the country and the second-largest public fleet of vehicles Canada Post is ideally positioned to drive the transition to a green economy. The possibilities are endless, writes Toni MacAfee.
Today at noon some 15 labour activists briefly occupied the office of Andy Fillmore, the Liberal member of parliament for Halifax, to protest the Canada Post back-to-work legislation, while others rallied outside.
Canada Post is blaming delays in parcel delivery almost exclusively on the November rotating strikes, but that’s not the only reason
News brief: In an oral decision delivered earlier today at the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Canada Post was granted a province-wide injunction against picketing activities.
A little something about the right to strike, how good things happen when workers go on strike, and a call to support the six activists arrested and charged by Halifax police.