There’s going to be a protest in St. John’s tomorrow over pay equity in the postal system.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers, which represents employees from roughly Clarenville to St. John’s, says the various federal governments over the decades have had a terrible record on paying people for work of equal value. Postal workers in suburban and rural areas are paid less than their colleagues in urban areas who do much the same work but perhaps have a higher volume of mail to contend with in the run of a shift.
Union spokesman Craig Dyer says most of the postal workers who are short-changed are women.
The protest takes place at 11:00 Saturday morning in front of the Supreme Court on Duckworth Street.