CUPW Suspension Solidarity Picket
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM MST Edmonton Mail Processing Plant 12135 149 St NW Edmonton, AB T5L 2J4
On February 16th, over 40 members members at the Edmonton Mail Processing Plant used their Right to Complain at a pre-scheduled meeting with management. Management inititially refused to give them 5 minutes to read their prepared statement and threatened them with discipline. Supported by their Local President, Brother Devon Rundvall, members stood and waited until their concerns were heard. In that statement, the members wanted to address safety and staffing conditions which have been repeatedly expressed to management without any changes. After reading their statement the members went back to work and finished their shifts.
Now those members have been served with five-day consecutive suspensions and final warnings. This is a direct attack on every member of CUPW; the Right to Complain and the Right to Representation by union officials are cornerstones of a just and fair workplace. Without the right to complain we are silenced from reporting safety hazards, worker’s concerns as well as violations of the collective agreement.
Join us Thursday between 3:30 and 4:30 at the Edmonton Mail Processing Plant (12135 149 St NW) as we send a message to Canada Post that workers’ rights are not a joke and need to be respected. A gofundme page has been set up to raise money to help these brave members make ends meet while they await their justice. Please donate and attend if you are able.