Postal strike update: Scarborough, Ontario local of CUPW now on strike

According to Mike Duquette, Scarborough Local President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), the Scarborough, Ontario CUPW Local is currently on strike with the exception of Pickering, which was on strike last week. “Today (Sunday, November 4), we’re starting at the YDC (York Distribution Center) at 3 pm, and we’ll continue until we’re instructed by the National Union to return to work. By tomorrow morning, 1,800 members in 16 installations will be on strike. The Eastern one third of the GTA will have no mail. There will be no parcel delivery from downtown Toronto north to Newmarket and east to Port Hope, and everywhere in between.” While standing at the 1860 Midland Avenue location yesterday in Scarborough, Ontario, Duquette added: “This location, time and date were chosen to shine a light on the issues that impact postal workers. This is the Eastern GTA Parcel Hub. This is where Canada Post Corporation makes all its money. It’s time to use those profits to invest in the future and share with us. We are the ones who generate those profits with our labour. Normal operations should return shortly. Our dispute is not with the public – our dispute is with our employer.”

Ontario communities with no mail service currently include:

HALF OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO

AJAX

DON MILLS (& ADJACENT AREAS OF TORONTO)

MAPLE

MARKHAM

RICHMOND HILL

SCARBOROUGH

STOUFFVILLE

THORNHILL

UNIONVILLE

WHITBY

THREE-QUARTERS OF WILLOWDALE

Ontario communities with no parcel delivery currently include:

BOWMANVILLE

BRADFORD

HAMPTON

KESWICK

KING CITY

MILLBROOK

NEWMARKET

ORONO

OSHAWA

PONTYPOOL

PORT HOPE

PORT PERRY

UXBRIDGE

Locations currently on strike are listed below with a link to them on a Google Earth Map

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.