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Canada Post Rotating Strikes Spread to Winnipeg and Brandon

October 29, 2018 8:06 AM | News

Canada Post Strike

Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) members stand on picket line along Almon St., in front of the Canada Post regional sorting headquarters in Halifax on Monday, Oct.22, 2018 after a call for a series of rotating 24-hour strikes. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ted Pritchard)

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has hit the picket line in Winnipeg and Brandon as part of Canada Post’s series of rotating strikes around the country.

CUPW says 1,500 members walked off the job in Winnipeg at 10 p.m. Sunday and that workers in Brandon set up picket lines at 12:01 a.m. Monday.

CUPW members have been conducting rotating walkouts across the country as special mediator Morton Mitchnick tries to resolve the labour dispute.

The union has said that Canada Post needs to come to the bargaining table ready to talk about the issues that matter — health and safety, equality for (rural and suburban mail carriers) and an end to precarious work.

For its part, Canada Post says it has made “significant offers” to CUPW — which include increased wages, job security and improved benefits — and has not asked for any concessions in return.

— With files from The Canadian Press