Canada Post workers to refuse overtime

Canada Post workers to refuse overtime

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is calling a national overtime ban for both of its major bargaining units at Canada Post beginning 1 November at midnight.

The union says postal workers at Canada Post, including letter carriers, will not work more than an eight-hour day and not more than a 40-hour week.

“We’ve had it. Overburdening, overtime and overwork are all major issues in this round of bargaining,” says CUPW National President Mike Palecek. “Until Canada Post negotiators’ address it, we can solve it for ourselves in the meantime,” he adds.

“This is a health and safety issue rooted in poor staffing. We refuse to be injured any longer by a management team that cares more about the bottom line than sky-rocketing injury rates.”

One of the expired collective agreements enabled Canada Post to give mandatory overtime to some postal workers, including letter carriers.

“As our routes get longer and longer, our bodies are breaking down.” He continued “This ends today.

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