As the Canadian Union of Postal Workers launch rotating strikes against pension reductions and two tiered wage structures, Machinists Local Lodge 456 joined fellow Victoria Labour Council delegates in standing in solidarity. June 7 was Victoria’s day and Machinists visited two picket lines. The first was at the main Post Office on Yates Street in downtown Victoria and then traveled to to the main sorting station on Glanford.
Jim Sinclair, president of the BC Federation of Labour, spoke in support of the strikers . The Victoria Times Colonist reports
Jim Sinclair, president of the B.C. Federation of Labour, walked on the picket line with the postal workers on Glanford Avenue and urged them to fight for a fair contract.
“Let me thank you on behalf of the Canadian people, let me thank you on behalf of working people in B.C. and working people in Canada for what you do every day.
“You are a giant economic vein, you are a fundamental part of the economy of this country and what you do every day is extremely valuable to making our economy work and our communities work.”