Postal workers walk off the job in Kitchener and Waterloo

Eight hundred workers have walked off the job in Kitchener and Waterloo as rotating strikes continue across the country.
     
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says the walkout  just after midnight.

 CUPW also says workers in Moncton, N.B., joined the picket lines Thursday evening, along with union locals in Hamilton, Ottawa, North Bay, Regina and Outaouais-Quebecois, Que.
     
The union and the postal service have been unable to reach new collective agreements for two bargaining units after 10 months of negotiations.
     
Canada Post says it has provided ``significant'' offers to its employees, including wage hikes, but CUPW says it falls far below expected cost-of-living increases.