Nova Scotia

N.S. postal workers await strike order

Canada Post employees in Cape Breton are waiting to hear if they'll be on the picket line soon.
Postal workers were in a legal strike position as of late Thursday. (CBC)

Canada Post workers in Nova Scotia are waiting to hear if they'll be on the picket line soon.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers launched the first of its rotating strikes Thursday in Winnipeg. Workers in Hamilton, Ont., are set to walk off the job late Friday for 48 hours.

Union representatives in Cape Breton are waiting for a call.

"There's no word as of right now as to what action we'll be taking," Gordie MacDonald, a local union leader, said Friday. "Things are just a normal day as of right now."

MacDonald said the two sides disagree on wages and sick leave.

The Nova Scotia government says all social assistance and pension cheques for June have been delivered.

It has stopped mailing cheques and has made them available for pickup at government offices. In some cases the province will make personal deliveries.

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