Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Protesters Hold Brief Blockade at Entrance of Canada Post Facility in Halifax

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Protesters Hold Brief Blockade at Entrance of Canada Post Facility in Halifax

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People stage blockade at Canada Post facility

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HALIFAX - A handful of protesters briefly blocked the entrances to Canada Post's main facility in Halifax early today in a show of solidarity for employees who were legislated back to work this week.

The group left about two hours later at 10 a.m., after police told them they were not allowed to block vehicles coming in and out of the plant.

Canada Post said on Twitter that the protests amounted to the illegal obstruction of the movement of mail, adding that it would "take appropriate action to address illegal activity" affecting operations.

The gesture comes after the Canadian Union of Postal Workers held 37 days of rotating strikes across the country before back-to-work legislation was officially passed Monday. …

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