On the morning of June 16th, 2011, postal workers and their supporters in Ottawa say they gave Canada Post Corporation a taste of its own medicine when they blocked upper management from going into work. Pickets went up shortly after 6:30 a.m. which caught the employer off guard. Hundreds were blocked with chants, “We can’t work! You can’t work!”
When the cops arrived and asked for the names of the picket organizers, everyone told them that we didn’t know, that we had read about the rally on Facebook.
Canada Post security sealed all the doors to prevent access to and from the building. In their zeal to keep the postal workers out they also locked out other workers not with Canada Post, including workers at the Canada Revenue Agency and the Centre de la sécurité des télécommunications Canada (the Canadian government’s national cryptologic agency).
The picket ended at around 8:30am.