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Halifax postal workers protest back-to-work legislation on Wednesday morning

The federal government passed Bill C-89 in November of last year, legislating members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers back to work
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Postal workers picket outside a Canada Post facility in north end Halifax on Wed. Jan. 16. (Chris Halef/NEWS 95.7)

Local postal workers were out picketing on Wednesday morning. 

Nova Local President Tony Rogers said the protest was aiming to raise awareness. 

"We're here to let the public know that we're not pleased with being legislated back to work, we're not pleased with the progress of the arbitration process," he said. "We believe an arbitrated settlement favours the employer."

The federal government passed Bill C-89 in November of last year, legislating members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers back to work. 

In the aftermath a number of protests were held across the country. Those efforts blocked mail delivery in a number of cities including Halifax, prompting Canada Post to get a court injunction outlawing such disruptions. 

"We're here, we're not going to block traffic, we're not going to stop the mail," Rogers said of Wednesday's protest. "It's just an effort to raise public awareness of the situation."

Rogers said the protest would end at about 8:30 a.m.




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