Email from LabourStart, 22 June 2011:
As trade unionists we understand that the right to free collective bargaining without interference from the state is fundamental to what we do.
When the state interferes on behalf of an employer our rights as workers are at stake.
‘Our’ newly-elected Conservative majority government is using the Post Office lockout as the first salvo in its war on trade unions in this country.
The legislation not only forces an end to free collective bargaining, it imposes wages that are less than those Canada Post had tabled.
It is virtually unprecedented for back-to-work legislation in Canada to impose terms and conditions of employment. (You can read the bill in PDF form here.)
Our CUPW e-campaign is within sight of the 10,000 messages mark.
The Minister of Labour is saying that she has thousands of messages demanding legislation to end the strike and to impose new conditions of employment on post office workers.
Help give the union the ability to say ‘we have tens of thousands of messages demanding free collective bargaining’.
Help build not only CUPW’s fightback, but the 4 year long fightback that has just started.
Join this campaign here and pass this link along to ALL your contacts!