Squamish postal workers back on the job

You don't have mail: Canada Post employees on strike in Nanaimo

You don't have mail: Canada Post employees on strike in Nanaimo

Postal workers are looking for improved job security, an end to forced overtime and better health and safety measures.

Canada Post says it is still accepting and delivering mail and packages in other parts of the country.

Canada Post strike in Ottawa, October 31, 2018.

Canadian Union of Postal Workers has been staging rotating strikes across the country for more than a week.

Workers in Joliette, Que., had been on strike since 1 a.m. EDT, and the Prince Edward Island communities of Summerside and Charlottetown were hit by strikes that started at midnight local time.

Countrywide rotating strikes continued Wednesday for Canada Post employees, with union members from Nanaimo, Port Alberni and Courtenay joining walkouts. Canada Post is attempting to minimize the impact on customers.

About 6,000 workers who walked off the job in Montreal have returned to work.

The union says walkouts in British Coumbia continue in Dawson Creek, Columbia River, Fort Nelson, Fort St. John and Nelson.

Union workers launched the job action after walking away from the negotiating table when a new contract could not be reached.

Last Tuesday, Labour Minister Patty Hajdu appointed Morton Mitchnick, a former chairman of the Ontario Labour Relations Board, to help the two parties resolve their differences.

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