SUPPORT FOR PSAC
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is on strike for a better contract and fair wages! Negotiations with their employer have stalled and now the workers are withholding their labour.
Local Health and Safety Officer Reggie Taman and I went downtown on our lunch hour today to support the picket lines there. There is one at 280 Broadway, and one at 123 Main Street. There is also a picket location at the train station on Main Street. The pickets downtown are going from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every weekday until the workers receive a fair offer.
If you want to go and support these workers, find a picket line here: https://workerscantwait.ca/
While Reggie and I were on the line, we were thanking the PSAC members for being on strike and for setting a good standard for negotiating in the post-pandemic world. They’re asking for a 14 percent raise over three years, which isn’t enough, considering how inflation has been, but it would be more than double the two percent increase postal workers are getting this year.
Read more about the strike here: https://psacunion.ca/psac-announces-nationwide-general-strike-beginning
And our 3rd National Vice President’s bulletin on the matter is here: https://www.cupw.ca/en/psac-strike-0
Don’t wear your uniform if you’re out to support. Swing by the local if you would like to borrow a flag.