OTTAWA – Today, NDP MP Daniel Blaikie (Elmwood—Transcona) served notice of motion to have the Government Operations and Estimates Committee review Canada Post’s decision to target their sick and vulnerable workers as a negotiating tactic in the current round of collective bargaining.

Since the rotating strike began on October 22nd, Canada Post has ceased benefit payments to workers on short-term disability, long-term disability and maternity leave. Other benefit payments may also have been terminated.
“The government is saying that targeting sick and vulnerable workers is all just part of the normal collective bargaining process. They are wrong,” said Blaikie. “This is a morally bankrupt tactic that Canada Post is falsely perpetrating in the name of Canadians and the government has so far chosen to be complicit.”
The review proposed by Blaikie would allow parliamentarians to assess the full extent of the cuts in benefits and understand the impact these cuts are having on postal workers.
“Every day that goes by, these workers are getting closer to financial ruin. Minister Qualtrough is responsible for Canada Post and has the power to call off the attack today,” said Blaikie. “Until she does the right thing, the NDP will continue to shine a light on this injustice.”

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