Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM MST
Location: Edmonton Mail Processing Plant (12135 149 St NW, Edmonton)
On February 16th, roughly 40 members at the Edmonton Mail Processing Plant used their Right to Complain at a pre-scheduled meeting with management. Management initially refused to give them 5 minutes to read their prepared statement and threatened them with discipline. 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 Canada Post finally listened to the members' complaints, the workers returned to their duties.
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.
This is a call out for every member of the local, and anyone interested in supporting workers fighting for their rights.
Join us Thursday between 3:00 and 4:30 at the Edmonton Mail Processing Plant (12135 149 St NW) as we send a message to Canada Post that workers’ rights 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. If you are interested in helping the suspended members financially, please use THIS LINK to donate.