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It’s been months since his members went back to work but Paul Faoro still can’t send them email.

City of Vancouver management have rigged the city’s email servers so that no employee can send email to or receive email from any address with ‘cupe’ in it.

Faoro, the president of CUPE 15, one of several Vancouver locals that struck last summer, told the Georgia Straight the move is “effectively censorship”.

The newspaper filed an access to information request to find out who was on the city’s blocked list.

CUPE appears in the company of Brazillian “online banking” websites and other notorious spammers.

According to the Straight, “public slap” will also get your message banned from the City of Vancouver if you put it in the subject line.

Any CUPE member can sign up for a free, web-based email account.