About 50,000 Canadian postal workers may strike later this month.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers urban, rural and suburban members voted “overwhelmingly” in favour of taking job action. Ballots were cast across the country between Aug. 7 and Sept. 9 and provisional numbers show 93.8 per cent of urban and 95.9 per cent of rural workers are willing to walk off the job, union national president Mike Palecek said.
The union will be in a legal strike position Sept. 26.
“Over the last decade, working conditions of all our members has deteriorated,” Palecek said in a statement. “Our members have spoken — this is the time to address serious workplace problems.”
The union represents nearly 80 per cent of Canada Post employees.