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December 1, 2018

(TORONTO, ON) The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) stands with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) as concerned community members hold solidarity actions across the province against back-to-work legislation.

“Back-to-work legislation is unconstitutional and an attack on our democratic rights. Canadians are rightfully concerned at the speed and ease with which our government has taken away the rights of postal workers,” said Ontario Federation of Labour President Chris Buckley. “The right to engage in free and meaningful collective bargaining should never be interfered with. That these workers had that right stripped from them by their government is fundamentally wrong.”

“Postal workers went on strike for better working conditions, improved workplace safety and pay equity. No one wants to think that their holiday packages are the cause of serious injury for the workers who delivered it, or that those workers are being unfairly paid but unfortunately, that’s exactly what is happening,” said Buckley. “Ontarians are coming together today in support of postal workers and to send a message about the importance of the right to strike and free collective bargaining.”

The OFL represents 54 unions and one million workers in Ontario. For information, visit www.OFL.ca and follow @OFLabour on Facebook and Twitter.

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To arrange interviews or for further information, please contact:

Meagan Perry
Director of Communications,
Ontario Federation of Labour
mperry@ofl.ca l 416-894-3456

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