July 15, 2003


On July 10, 2003 the National Office of C.U.P.W.-S.T.T.P served notice of it’s intent to take Legal Strike action starting at 12.01 AM on July 18, 2003.  

At this time, there has been no decision made as to Legal Strike Activities, which may start on the morning on July 18, 2003. The National Union has not determined if there will be a General Strike, Rotating Strike, or Simplified Product Line Strike.

As most activities will commence in the very earlier hours of the morning, the Local has plans in place to notify employees at work to leave once we are called on to act. Employees reporting to work will be informed of the situation.

If there are Rotating Simplified Product Line Strikes, you will be asked to sort and deliver only certain product lines each day, while at work and receiving full pay.

If there are Rotating Strikes (Usually by Post Office or Local), you will be asked to honour the Picket Line, Picket and then return the next day to your normal work location and start time. In a Rotating Strike the numbers of hours a day or the number of days a specific Location is on strike is not consistent. In a Rotating Strike you should picket during your shift, 24 hours a day.


If there is a General Strike, the Picket Rosters and alternate arrangements kick into place. All employees will be called off the floor and no employee will return to work until there is a Tentative Collective Agreement.

There was a series of Special Steward and Picket Captain Meetings on July 15, 2003, and the Steward and Picket Captains have been provided with Picket Signs, Picket Duty Cards (for picket pay) and other supplies. Stewards and Picket Captains, who did not attend, should contact the Local as soon as possible, unless you already have your supplies.

In Solidarity

Mike Duquette
Scarborough Local