Postal workers are sticking to their strategy of limited rotating strikes for another day, targeting Calgary today. The strikers also walked off the job in Edmonton and are debating escalating to a wider pressure tactics. — Photo by Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press
A postal union spokeswoman is disputing Canada Post’s claim that mail volumes have dropped by as much a 50 per cent since rotating strikes began almost a week ago.
Bev Ray, president of the local Edmonton postal union, says there’s still quite a bit of mail that’s in the system and being moved.
Calgary and Edmonton were the latest cities hit today by rotating strikes by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.
Ray says there are fewer parcels being shipped but they’re being diverted to courier service Purolator, in which Canada Post owns a major stake.
Ray also says there hasn’t been much movement towards a settlement.
Rotating strikes began last Friday in Winnipeg and have since hit Montreal, Moncton, N.B. and Victoria.