Will Canada Post Strike?

June 3, 2011 Updated Jun 3, 2011 at 11:09 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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Will Canada Post Strike?

June 3, 2011 Updated Jun 3, 2011 at 11:09 AM EDT

HAMILTON, ONTARIO ( courtesy ctv.ca ) Postal workers in Hamilton, Ontario will be following their Winnipeg co-workers onto the picket line, as their union tries to increase pressure on continuing negotiations with Canada Post.

In a press conference Friday morning, Canadian Union of Postal Workers president Denis Lemelin said that workers in Hamilton will walk off the job late Friday.

"Tonight, starting at 11:45 Eastern time, our co-workers in Hamilton will walk out on strike for the next 48 hours," Lemelin told reporters in French.

Continuing in English, he implored Canadians to exert pressure too.

"We will continue to negotiate, but we must add pressure on Canada Post," he said, suggesting the public phone the Crown corporation with the message: "You have to sit down and negotiate a good collective agreement."

Approximately 150 people took to the picket lines in Winnipeg at 10:59 p.m. CT Thursday night.

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