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The World

October 01, 1987

Canadian riot police escorted busloads of non-union workers into Montreal postal sorting centers on the first day of a nationwide strike, and state-owned Canada Post Corp. reported that it is still moving the mail. The 23,000-member Canadian Union of Postal Workers had planned rotating walkouts across the country, but about 2,000 militants in the Montreal area staged a full-fledged strike. The union contends that government plans for automation and sales of post office franchises to drugstores and other firms will eliminate thousands of jobs.

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