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Canada Post strike begins

Workers say modernization program is a safety hazard

Postal workers rejected Canada Post’s contract proposals on Thursday, beginning a 24-hour rotating strike at midnight. Canadian Union of Postal Workers president, Denis Lemelin, held a press conference in Ottawa on Friday, citing Canada Post’s flawed modernization program as the strike’s catalyst. Its implementation, says Lemelin, has resulted in a 15 percent increase in worker injuries and poor customer service. Winnipeg’s workers were first to strike because the modernization program began there, and Hamilton’s will be the next. However, according to Canada Post spokesman Jon Hamilton, things at the post office are still “business as usual”.

CBC News

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