Rotating strikes are underway in western Nova Scotia and the South Shore with members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers locals picketing in front of post offices.
The strike locations include Yarmouth, Bridgewater and Liverpool.
Yarmouth Local 138 president Jeff Cook tells CJLS News what the main issues are.
"Over-burdening of our carriers and RSMC's ( Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers). The changing of the business into more parcels than mail. There's health and safety, there's a lot of injuries to workers across the country. And Canada Post isn't willing to negotiate, that's one of the biggest issues."
A mediator, appointed by the federal labour minister, had been working with both CUPW and Canada Post to reach an agreement, but his mandate ended on Friday.
Rotating strikes underway in western Nova Scotia and the South Shore. Canadian Union of Postal Workers picketing in front of post offices. Strike locations include Yarmouth, Bridgewater and Liverpool.
Members of Local 138 in Yarmouth hit the picket line at 3 a.m. today. pic.twitter.com/lnZ1kDHyCJ
— Y95 - CJLS (@CJLSRadio) November 8, 2018
Truro, New Glasgow, Pictou, Antigonish, Port Hawkesbury, Breton, Annapolis Valley, Bridgewater, Liverpool, Cumberland, and Yarmouth (NS) locals are on strike as of 12:01am AT, Nov 8 – Members: contact your local for more info [https://t.co/gMNdGgGQ4G] #canlab #negos2018 pic.twitter.com/NGhatXsjd7
— cupw (@cupw) November 8, 2018
(CJLS News photo)