Post office workers to go on strike in Montreal

Mail service will be disrupted in Montreal on Monday as urban postal workers are poised to walk off the job.

MONTREAL — Mail service will be disrupted in Montreal on Monday as urban postal workers are poised to walk off the job.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says it has selected Quebec’s largest city as the next target in its rotating strikes. Winnipeg and Hamilton have been hit.

“Postal workers are staying out on strike to keep the pressure on negotiations,” CUPW president Denis Lemelin said in a statement. “We will not accept the rollbacks that a profitable company is trying to force us to swallow.”

Canada Post has tried to downplay the effect of the job action so far.

The post office says most of the mail has been moving with minimal delays since rotating strikes started Thursday.

There is no sign of any movement in the contract talks, though Canada Post spokesman Jon Hamilton says the two sides are still talking.