Monday, June 27, 2011

Postal workers in Vancouver protest back-to-work legislation

CUPW members and others picket downtown office

After the senseless destruction on Georgia St. June 15,  hundreds peacefully gathered in front of the Canada Post building today with a purpose: to protesting the federal government's back-to-work legislation for members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), who had been locked out by their employer.

The area around the front steps of the building was packed with CUPW members as well as many sympathetic members of other unions. Organized labour representatives spoke to the crowd, before a small marching band led the group in a rendition of "Solidarity Forever," followed by picketing around the building with the band in the front.

Provincial Opposition leader Adrian Dix was one of the speakers at the rally, who reminded the protesters that they may be going back to work, but their fight has just begun.

"This isn't over," he said. "It isn't over by a long shot. We're going to continue the fight together for equality, for justice, for the rights of workers."

See The B.C. Catholic for a story on the Church and the Canada Post strike.
Workers gathered in front of the downtown Canada Post office.

CUPW members and others picketed the Canada Post office.

The picketers were led by some colourful musicians.

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