For immediate Release
OTTAWA – The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is concerned that a new distribution deal may be rewarding Amazon Canada for creating stressful, precarious jobs; ignoring workers’ demands for health and safety; and interfering with their right to unionize.
On April 3, the Government of Canada announced its intention to work closely with the tech giant to manage the distribution of personal protective equipment and supplies, purchased by the Canadian government. The announcement was made without consultation of postal workers.
“We have urgent questions and serious concerns about the deal,” says Jan Simpson, CUPW National President. “Amazon is notorious for relying on precarious employment – where workers’ schedules and status are fundamentally uncertain and unstable.”