Chilliwack – DJ Pohl, President of Fraser Valley Labour Council provided photos and video of the Saturday lunchtime rally outside of MP Mark Strahl’s Sardis office. The Fraser Valley Labour Council wanted to make their point that they supported postal workers and the collective bargaining was compromised with the recent back to work legislation. Pohl told FVN that she estimates some 60 people showed up for the show of solidarity.
ORIGINAL STORY – Danielle Poille, the President of Fraser Valley Labour Council has organized a demonstration for Saturday December 1st, 7388 Vedder Road (MP Mark Strahl’s office), Chilliwack from 12pm-1pm.
From their media release:
Local groups will be rallying to protest the Liberals forcing postal workers back to work under threat of heavy fines. The Delivering Community Power coalition put a call out for a day of action on Saturday, December 1st, and thousands answered, including Chilliwack residents.
“We are joining the many people across the country who want to oppose this violation of our constitutional right to freely bargain and to strike if needs be,” said DJ Pohl, President of Fraser Valley Labour Council. “All of us are affected and we want to support the postal workers in our communities.”
Critics of the legislation have pointed out that it gives Canada Post management an unfair advantage and an opportunity to avoid having to bargain with its largest group of employees. The use of back-to- work legislation by governments to force an end to strikes has been on the rise.
Organizers say they are encouraged by the response and expect the protests to continue.
“Enough is enough. When workers want to fight for issues that affect us all, we need to support them and stop their rights from being violated.”
For more information,contact Fraser Valley Labour Council at firstname.lastname@example.org