Canada Post gets injunction against striking workers
A B.C. court has granted Canada Post an injunction to stop striking workers from disrupting mail service in the province.
About 2,100 workers across Canada -- including counter staff, technical support and other support positions -- went on strike in November.
B.C. Supreme Court previously granted an injunction to stop striking workers from delaying trucks entering and leaving several Vancouver-area mail plants and one in Victoria.
That injunction has now been expanded across the province after Canada Post successfully argued that members of the Union of Postal Communications Employees will likely expand the activity to other locations.
Canada Post spokesman John Caines says that while the strike is affecting mail service across the country, this is the first court injunction required.
A spokesperson for the union wasn't immediately available for comment.