October 26, 2018 10:33 am
Updated: October 26, 2018 7:33 pm

Canada Post rotating strikes move to Vancouver Friday

WATCH: Postal workers have set up picket lines outside the region's main Canada Post sorting plant in Richmond.

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Vancouver postal workers are walking off the job on Friday morning.

The local chapter of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) says its members will be walking off the job at 9 a.m. PT.

“I want to make it very clear that we never wanted to strike,” Anju Parmar, vice-president of CUPW Vancouver, said. “This was never our goal. But we were not left with much choice today, so this is where we ended up.”

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They’re the latest to join the series of rotating strikes going across the country this week.

Workers in parts of Ontario and New Brunswick are also off the job on Friday.

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The job action followed walkouts Thursday in Sherbrooke, Que., Calgary, Red Deer, Alta., and Kelowna, B.C., that were all to end after one day.

— With files from the Canadian Press

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