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Canada Post Strike

October 17, 2018

Canada Post Strike

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says it has given strike notice to Canada Post that rotating strikes may begin on Monday October 22nd. 

If Canada post strikes, our Free Shipping, Flat Rate Shipping and other Canada Post services will be affected.

We recommend upgrading to a courier service to avoid delays starting next week.

October 23rd, 2018 - Update

"CUPW on strike in Toronto & GTA starting 12:01 am today. GTA is a key processing hub, so strike will have significant impact on our operations. We will make every effort to minimize impact, but customers across country may see delays: " - @canadapostcorp

October 24th, 2018 - Update

"The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has announced that it plans to continue their strike action in Toronto on Wednesday, October 24th. The strike action began at 12:01 am on Tuesday, October 23.

Mail and parcels will not be delivered or picked up in the impacted area while the union continues their strike activity.

We will provide further details when they become available."

October 25th, 2018 - Update

"The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has announced that it is conducting rotating strike action in Calgary, Alberta and Sherbrooke, Quebec. The rotating strike action in Calgary began at 6:00 p.m. MT on Wednesday, October 24 and in Sherbrooke at 4:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, October 25. 

Mail and parcels will not be delivered or picked up in the impacted areas while the union continues their strike activity. Employees at other strike locations have returned to work."

 

November 2nd, 2018 - Update

While negotiations continue, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began strike action in St. John’s, N.L., and Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. Since October 22, CUPW’s rotating strikes have now shut down Canada Post’s operations in more than 60 communities across the country.

 

CUPW is also conducting strikes in Moncton, N.B., Hamilton, Ont., and Regina, Sask. Meanwhile, strikes have ended in Ottawa and North Bay, Ont. and in the Outaouais and Mauricie regions of Quebec.

 

Service impacts as strikes have trailers backlogged

 

Canada Post has been working hard to minimize the service impact to Canadians, but the union’s escalating strikes have shut down our three largest processing facilities in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal for up to 48 hours. Combined, these three plants process a million parcels and packets a day for communities across the country and are key to our national, integrated delivery network.

 

Trailers full of parcels, packets and mail waiting to be unloaded and processed are backlogged in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, with more arriving. Once processed, these items have to be delivered without overburdening our delivery employees. As a result, customers could see delays of several days. 

 

Mail and parcels will not be delivered or picked up in impacted areas while the union continues their strike activity. We thank our customers for their continued patience and apologize for the inconvenience this is causing.

November 5th, 2018 - Update

While negotiations continue, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began strike action in Barrie, Simcoe, St. Catharines, Welland, Guelph, Fort Erie and Brantford, Ont. Since October 22, CUPW’s rotating strikes have now shut down Canada Post’s operations in more than 70 communities across the country.

CUPW is also conducting strikes in London, Scarborough and Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., in Carbonear, Exploits Valley, Gander-Lewisporte, Deer Lake, St. Anthony and Stephenville, N.L., and in Bois-Francs region, Que. Meanwhile, strikes have ended in Moncton, N.B.

Service impacts as strikes have trailers backlogged

Canada Post has been working hard to minimize the service impact to Canadians, but the union’s escalating strikes continue to cause backlogs in our national, integrated delivery network.

As a result, customers could see delays of several days.

Mail and parcels will not be delivered or picked up in impacted areas while the union continues their strike activity. We thank our customers for their continued patience and apologize for the inconvenience this is causing.

November 5th, 2018 - Update

While negotiations continue, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has begun job action in Thetford Mines, Chibougamau, Baie-Comeau, Rivière-du-Loup and Matane, Que., and in Truro, New Glasgow, Pictou, Antigonish, Port Hawkesbury, Breton, Sydney, Annapolis Valley, Bridgewater, Liverpool, Cumberland and Yarmouth, in Nova Scotia. Rotating strikes continue in Belleville, Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston, Lindsay and Newmarket, Ont. Since October 22, CUPW’s rotating strikes have now shut down Canada Post’s operations in more than 125 communities across the country.

 

Meanwhile, strikes have ended in Quebec City, La Tuque and Dolbeau-Mistassini (Haut-du-Lac region), Que., at our Toronto processing facilities and in Chatham, Clinton, Georgetown, Milton, Orangeville, Port Hope, Stratford, Strathroy, Tillsonburg, Wingham, Woodstock, Ont., as well as in Fredericton, St. Stephen, Woodstock, Miramichi, Acadie-Bathurst, Campbellton and Edmundston, N.B.

 

Service impacts as strikes have trailers backlogged

 

Canada Post has been working hard to minimize the service impact to Canadians, but the union’s escalating strikes continue to cause backlogs in our national, integrated delivery network.

 

As a result, customers could see delays of several days.

 

Mail and parcels will not be delivered or picked up in impacted areas while the union continues their strike activity. We thank our customers for their continued patience and apologize for the inconvenience this is causing.


November 14th, 2018 - Update

While negotiations continue, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began strikes this morning in Niagara Falls, Stratford, Owen Sound and Windsor, Ontario. The union also started rotating strikes last night in the region of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Meanwhile, strikes continue in Toronto, Mississauga, Etobicoke, Brampton, Concord and at the York Distribution Centre in Scarborough, Ontario, as well as in parts of Nova Scotia including Halifax, Dartmouth, Lakeside, and Tantallon.

Since October 22, CUPW's rotating strikes have shut down Canada Post's operations in more than 200 communities across the country.

Service impacts as strikes have trailers backlogged

Canada Post has been working hard to maintain service to Canadians, but Toronto is a key processing hub for mail and parcels in Canada. The union's rotating strikes will, therefore, have a significant impact on our operations and cause further backlogs of trailers. Canada Post will make every effort to minimize the impact, but customers across the country will continue to see delays for parcel and mail delivery.

We thank our customers for their continued patience and apologize for the inconvenience this is causing.




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