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On Thursday afternoon, a large group rallied together right outside the Almon Street Canada Post main office in Halifax to support the locked out postal workers. The lockout was declared late Tuesday night by the Canada Post Crown Corporation, after 12 days of rotating strikes. The rally was organized by public supporters, whose sentiment was echoed by cars honking in solidarity as they passed by, and smoke rising from the barbeques manned by volunteers. After listening to speeches from local union representatives and allies, I got a chance to speak with Trevor Beckerson, the President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), Peter Coswell, an employee of Canada Post and Diane Pickering from CUPW.