Eleventh day of postal strike

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  • Jun. 15, 2011 3:00 p.m.
Canada Post employee Gary Bergum pickets outside of the Ponoka post office on June 14.

Canada Post employee Gary Bergum pickets outside of the Ponoka post office on June 14.

ADAM JACKSON/Ponoka News

Canada Post’s reduction of hours for its staff and limiting postal service to three days a week has effectively locked out its employees across the country, union leaders said, leading to piles of undelivered mail. In response, locked-out workers staged activities across the country, combined with the largest walkout yet in the 11-day strike.

Canada Post is continuing to operate its reduced service schedule in urban areas with letters, admail, small packages and documents being delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

According to a statement on the Crown corporation’s website, delivery of mail to rural and community mailboxes is continuing five days a week where service is provided by rural and suburban mail carriers (RSMCs) who operate under a separate collective agreement than urban employees.

Negotiations continue.