Image via WikipediaDenis Lemelin is President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). Around here, we prefer to refer to him as "Mr. Delusional".
On Monday, the union boss for nearly 50,000 Canada Post workers accused the Crown corporation of conducting a “partial lockout” by reducing mail delivery to three days a week in some cities and of having an ultimate goal of prompting back-to-work legislation.
Denis Lemelin, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, said at a news conference in Ottawa that these measures, which begin this week, will affect more people than his union’s rotating strikes have since they started more than a week ago.
“Last week, when they announced they would deliver the mail only three days a week, for us it’s really like . . . a partial lockout,” Lemelin said, adding the union believes Canada Post wants a general strike so they can pursue legislation from the Conservative government to force them back to work.Canadians would clobber the Conservatives if they forced the posties back to work. We support CUPW's right to strike. Indefinitely. All summer long. Into the fall. Whatever. Strike until CUPE is thoroughly demoralized, defeated, defunded, and, finally... defuncted.