Canadian Union of Public Employee members attending the Western Municipal Conference joined with union activists from the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Manitoba Federation of Labour in support of striking Canada Post workers at a rally in downtown Winnipeg today.
Speaking to more than 500 supporters, Canadian Union of Postal Workers 1st National Vice-President Gayle Bossenberry outlined the importance of their job action to maintain good, community supporting jobs across Canada and to maintain a strong public sector. CUPE National President Paul Moist underlined her comments.
“This week, there are no CUPE members, we are all CUPW members. The labour movement will stand together to move workers forward in the important battle,” said Moist.
Also Speaking at the rally were PSAC National President, John Gordon, MFL President Kevin Rebeck and Winnipeg CUPW Local President Bob Tyre. The solidarity rally was organized by the PSAC, whose regional conference takes place in Winnipeg this week.
For more information on the CUPW strike, and how you can support their fight for a fair contract with Canada Post, visit their website at www.cupw.ca.