Solidarity Picket for Postal Workers in Fredericton

Community activists, union members and CUPE New Brunswick members staged a solidarity picket at a Canada Post facility in Fredericton on Thursday morning. The  picket started in the early-morning hours of Thursday – after 5 am- and ended at about 9 a.m. Postal employees reporting to work at the Waggoner’s Lane facility were blocked from entry during that time.

As the Canadian Union of Postal Workers were legislated back to work by the Trudeau government, community members and CUPE members believe this flies in the face of free collective bargaining.

The Supreme Court of Canada has made itself clear in 2015, when they said the right to strike is a fundamental right and protected by the Constitution.(see Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v. Saskatchewan, 2015 SCC 4, [2015] 1 S.C.R. 245)