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Canada Post Strike 2018

by Administrator on October 18, 2018

Update Oct. 30, 2018: CUPW starts job actions in several more locations in B.C., Ontario and Saskatchewan, continues in Montréal

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began strike action at 7 a.m. local time in Columbia River, Nelson, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson and Fort St. John, B.C.

Strike actions began at 8 a.m. local time in Moose Jaw and Saskatoon, Sask., and earlier in the day in Cobourg, Petawawa/Deep River, Fort Frances, Kapuskasing, Kenora and Smiths Falls (Tri-Town), Ont. and Weyburn, Sask.

Meanwhile, strike activity continues in the Greater Montreal Area, where it started at 10:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29. Employees in Prince George, B.C., and in Peterborough, Ont., also remain on strike.

Employees in the Lower Mainland of B.C. and in Lloydminster, Sask., Winnipeg and Brandon, Man., Thunder Bay, Oshawa and Pickering, Ont., and ÎIes-de-la-Madeleine, Que., returned to work following CUPW’s strike activity in those locations.

Mail and parcels will not be delivered or picked up in the impacted areas while the union continues their strike activity. Canada Post continues to operate across the rest of Canada.

Montréal is an important processing hub, so the union’s rotating strike there will have a significant impact on our operations. Canada Post will make every effort to minimize the impact, but customers well beyond Montréal may see delays for parcel and mail delivery. As employees return to work in areas impacted by strikes, it will continue to work to restore service and address any mail and parcel backlogs.

Canada Post remains committed to arriving at a negotiated settlement with CUPW, while making every effort to minimize the impact of any disruption on the customers we serve.

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Update Oct. 22, 2018: Rotating strikes are underway in Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor and Halifax

Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) started rotating strikes after 12:01 am (local time) expected to last 24 hours in and around Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor and Halifax. In those areas, mail and parcels will not be delivered or picked up today.

Canada Post continues to operate across Canada. They are accepting and delivering mail and parcels in all other locations.

Canada Post remains committed to arriving at a negotiated settlement with CUPW, while making every effort to minimize the impact of any disruption on the customers we serve.

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Unfortunately, the CUPW and Canada Post have not been able to agree on a contract. As such, the CUPW has issued a 72 hour strike notice to Canada Post as of Tuesday October 16.

The strike notice could mean work slowdowns, rotating work stoppages, or a walkout by the employees. As of now, we do not know what is going to happen.  The latest status on the strike can be found via Canada Post or the CUPW.

A strike could cause all mail movement to stop and/or delayed deliveries. As of now, we will continue offering Canada Post options, however we are evaluating other alternatives.

Let's all hope that the CUPW and Canada Post come to an agreement soon!  Canada Post continues to be the most economical option for our customers.

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