Canada Post's national rotating strike makes its way to Chaleur region

Canada Post's rotating strike has made its way to the Chaleur region.

Several employees have been gathered outside Bathurst's post office since early this morning.

They're part of thousands of unionized workers upset about health and safety conditions as well as pay inequality between urban and rural letter carriers.

Canadian Union of Postal Workers' Lisa Moreau tells the KHJ's Charles Renshaw that members are overburdened by Canada Post, and suffer labour related injuries at a rate five times that of other federal sector employees.

No deliveries will take place during the strike.

Workers are expected to remain on the picket lines for at least 24 hours.