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Rotating Canada Post strikes hit Saskatoon, Moose Jaw and Weyburn
Published Tuesday, October 30, 2018 8:11AM CST
Last Updated Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:31PM CST
Rotating strikes by Canada Post workers have hit Saskatchewan for the second day in a row.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers announced on Tuesday morning that workers in Saskatoon, Weyburn and Moose Jaw would go on strike on Tuesday morning. The union made the announcements on their Twitter page.
“People were eager to take this opportunity to really send a message to Canada Post here in Saskatoon," Julee Sanderson, president of CUPW Prairie Region, told CTV News.
"They’ve seen their sisters and brothers across the country that have also taken to picket lines and fighting for what is right. So I believe members here want to do their part.”
Parcel driver Jeff Kolody said workers want more staff to be hired.
“With the increased volumes in the parcels there’s a definite need for more employees.”
On Monday, workers in Lloydminster also walked the picket lines, but that job action has now ended.
Rotating action by Canada Post workers has been happening at cities across the country for more than a week now. In most cases job action only lasts for one day.
Workers are fighting for higher pay and better working conditions.