The leadership of the BCGEU has approved a $3-million interest-free loan for the Canadian Union of Postal Workers to call on if needed to support their ongoing struggle to achieve a collective agreement. Thousands of postal workers were ordered back to work earlier this week following more than a month of rotating strikes.
"We condemn the unconstitutionality of the federal government's back to work legislation," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. "It's an attack on the protected rights of all unionized workers in Canada to withdraw their labour in support of achieving a collective agreement. This legislation hurts all of us and we will stand collectively against it."
The BCGEU has 77,000 members in B.C. We are a component of NUPGE, the National Union of Public and General Employees.
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