Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Canadian Postal Workers Protest New Delivery Method

The website is reporting, "Nearly 75 Canadian postal workers walked off the job Monday after a letter carrier was disciplined for reorganizing his deliveries."
According the article,"It’s just the latest shot in a dispute between the post office and its employees over a new delivery method being pioneered in Winnipeg... It’s a first in Canada, where a so-called state of the art mail facility streamlined mail sorting. Letter carriers are also now equipped with vans for larger loads and longer routes, but they say it's a health hazard."

Bob Tyre, president of the Postal Workers Union is quoted as saying, "Once the other letter carriers found out that they had suspended somebody for that, they just reacted I guess and decided that they were just going home The new method requires that them to carry mail on their arm, so not only do they have to try and balance mail all day while walking, they can't see their feet."

Canada Post says the new system is not only time efficient, but tried and true in the United States.

To read the entire article and watch a video, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM