IASWI Condemns back-to-work legislation against Canadian postal workers
IASWI strongly condemns the Canada Post Corporation's decision to impose a nation-wide lockout against about 50,000 workers instead of negotiating a collective agreement with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). We also resolutely denounce the Federal Conservative government's repressive back-to work legislation against postal workers. This legislation is a gross violation of fundamental rights of workers to organize, to bargain collectively and to strike.
CUPW members were holding a series of rotating strikes across Canada to highlight their pressing issues. The corporation ignored postal workers’ major demands while pressuring for a vast array of concessions. Postal workers are struggling to maintain fair and healthy conditions at work, which include the right to decent wages and benefits, retirement security and pensions. These rights are important to all working people.
The Conservative Government of Canada has once again shown that, similar to the anti-worker government of Iran and other repressive capitalist regimes around the world, they have no respect for workers' rights and the freedom of association, expression and collective bargaining. Workers need to collectively fight back against anti-worker regimes in any part of the world. The International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran stands in solidarity with Canadian postal workers and will continue to participate in CUPW's actions and struggles.
An injury to one is an injury to all.
The struggle continues.
International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (IASWI)-Canada Division
June 21, 2011
Calendar of events, rallies and demonstrations in support of CUPW