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2,100 Canada Post workers hit the picket lines
« on: November 21, 2008, 03:20:33 PM »
Canada Post administrative and technical workers are on strike Monday November 17th after rejecting a final offer from their employer late last week.

The federal postal service maintains mail delivery will not be affected by the walkout of the 2,140 employees, the majority of which are based in Ontario.

Canada Post spokesperson John Caines said the striking workers represent about five per cent of the people working for the post office.

Here are some further details of the four-year contract offer, as released by Canada Post:

    * Job security for all indeterminate employees on strength at the time of contract signing.
    * Premiums for night shift and weekend shifts will be increased from $1.15 to $1.40, and evening shift premiums will increase from $0.95 to $1.15.
    * Special Leave to be used for urgent family situations, similar to that now available to other bargaining units.
    * This is in addition to the seven personal days under the Short Term Disability Program.
    * Retention of seven weeks for holidays after 28 years service for all employees at the time of contract signing.


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