(From left) Dawn Baird and Stan Toutant are among the postal workers on strike in Salmon Arm, as part of a wider strike by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm postal workers join province-wide rotating strikes

Union is fighting for pay equity, better working conditions

Along with the first snowfall of the year, Salmon Arm residents should be expecting a break in their mail service as the Salmon Arm Canadian Union of Postal Workers joined others on strike in the province.

Related: Rotating postal strike hits the Okanagan

About 12 postal workers were picketing outside of the Salmon Arm post office Friday, joining what has become a rotating strike in communities across the province. On Thursday, workers in six B.C. locals were behind picket lines including: Vernon, Penticton, Summerland, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Cranbrook.

In Penticton, union reps said the workers are fighting for pay equity, better working conditions and for health and safety issues such as forced overtime.

Other rotating strikes in B.C. have been active for approximately seven days before returning to work, though union members in Salmon Arm declined to comment on the estimated length of the local strike in the city.


 

@Jodi_Brak117
jodi.brak@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

A group of postal workers in Salmon Arm stands on a picket line near the post office on Hudson Avenue Nov. 9. In total there were about 12 workers on strike, joining other Canadian Union of Postal Workers across B.C. in an effort to improve wages and working conditions. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Just Posted

Family uprooted by suspicious fire grateful for support

Salmon Arm man thankful treasured artwork, family photos undamaged

Olympic rower challenging diabetics to live life to the fullest

Chris Jarvis of I Challenge Diabetes will visit Salmon Arm schools May 15

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Another day of sunny skies

Continued sun forcasted by Environement Canada

A bowler hat and rock-n-roll: Lucky Monkey is not your average primate

Kelowna’s Lucky Monkey prepares to release sophomore album

Father, former child soldier, seeks better life for family in Shuswap

Salmon Arm volunteers begin fundraising effort to help family resettle in Canada

VIDEO: Sunny skies in the forecast makes for a great start to spring

Mostly sunny skies with a chance of rain by Friday evening in the Okanagan Valley

Small landslide closes Vernon road

City crews estimate Okanagan Bench Row Road will reopen at about 2:30 a.m.

Okanagan College class looks to disrupt fatphobia with art

The class installed art installations around Okanagan College to break down stigma

Canucks hang on for 7-4 win over Senators

Horvat nets 2 for Vancouver

Summerland golf courses to open soon

Two courses expected to begin golf season in coming days

Kelowna RCMP tackle man in Glenmore area

A witness saw RCMP make an arrest on Valley Road just after 6 p.m.

European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet

Air Canada plans to remove the Boeing 737 Max from its schedule at least through July 1

Give a hoot and don’t touch baby birds

SORCO raptor rehab reminds residents to stop before they touch baby bird

Prime minister defends Liberal budget measures as sales effort gets underway

Conservatives under Andrew Scheer say it’s a spree funded by borrowing against the future

Most Read