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Labour movement unites behind postal workers

Publication Date

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 11:15am

Following a presentation made to Unifor’s Ontario Regional Council in Toronto on December 1, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas joined CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn on the picket line at a Mississauga Canada Post facility to protest back-to-work legislation imposed by the Trudeau Liberals on the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).

Two men stand side by side with a post office facility and picketers in the background.
CUPE Ontario President Hahn and OPSEU President Thomas stand shoulder to shoulder with CUPW.

OPSEU Executive Board Members Myles Magner and Julius Arscott (Region 5) and Sarah Labelle (Region 4) also showed their solidarity with CUPW members by walking the picket line. They were joined by teachers’ unions and other social justice allies.

A female reporter holds a mic to Thomas as he speaks to her on the street while a man films them.
President Thomas was interviewed near the picket line by Global News.