CUPE Ontario issued the following statement in regard to the action taking place today at the Gateway Postal Facility in Mississauga:

Two hundred and sixty thousand CUPE members, represented in the province by CUPE Ontario, are proud to support Canada’s postal workers as they fight the breach of their right to collective bargaining, violated by the passing of return-to-work legislation passed by the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau.

This past week, instead of encouraging the management at Canada Post to negotiate a fair collective agreement that protects the rights and safety of workers, Justin Trudeau came down firmly on the side of the employer.

This decision by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Labour creates a dangerous precedent, but CUPE members will not stand idly by as the government violates workers’ Charter rights.

We will stand in solidarity along with 3 million other unionized workers across Canada to defend the rights of Canadians to free collective bargaining. Canada’s postal workers and their union will have our full support in this fight.

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