CUPW conducts rotating strikes in Saint John and Sudbury

Posted on Oct. 26, 2018 by Canada Post in Customer Updates

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) is conducting strike action in Saint John, N.B., and Sudbury, Ont. It began at 12:01 a.m., Friday, October 26 in Saint John and Sudbury (local times).

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

Employees have returned to work in Red Deer and Calgary, Alta. and in Sherbrooke, Que., where 24-hour rotating strikes have ended. We are working to restore service and eliminate any mail and parcel backlogs. We have also been devoting significant resources to returning our Toronto operations to normal as quickly as we can after rotating strikes there on Tuesday and Wednesday. This includes:

  • Extending collection and delivery through this weekend.
  • Bringing in extra people to clear the backlog, including extending hours of part-time employees and offering overtime as needed.

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Thank you for your continued patience.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has begun striking in select cities as of 12:01 am local time.  Here's the official alert from Canada Post:

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) started rotating strikes after 12:01 am (local time) in and around Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor and Halifax. The rotating strikes are expected to last 24 hours. In those areas, mail and parcels will not be delivered or picked up today.
 
Canada Post continues to operate across Canada. We are accepting and delivering mail and parcels in all other locations.
 
We remain 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.


IMS and Canada Post will continue to collect, process, and deliver your mail and parcels.  We've been through this before and have seen very minimal to no disruptions.  We'll continue to monitor and update the situation as needed. 

The link to updates from Canada Post can be found  here.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has issued a strike notice for as early as Monday, October 22, 2018.  This is a legal formality that simply allows them to conduct isolated 24 hour strikes in one or two rotating cities.  There's also the distinct possibility that Canada Post and the CUPW will settle before then as they have mediators involved in ongoing negotiations.

IMS and Canada Post will continue to collect, process, and deliver your mail and parcels.  We've been through this before and have seen very minimal to no disruptions.  We'll continue to monitor and update the situation as needed. 

The link to updates from Canada Post can be found here.

The designated operator of Costa Rica, Correos de Costa Rica, asks us to inform the designated operators of UPU member countries that the public sector labour unions have called an indefinite strike as of Monday, 10 September. This situation may result in collection, processing and delivery delays for both inbound and outbound mail (letters, parcels and EMS).

Correos de Costa Rica thanks designated operators for their understanding and will inform them once the situation has returned to normal.

The designated operator of Japan, Japan Post, asks us to inform the designated operators of UPU member countries that it is experiencing delays in domestic transportation and delivery of mail items and parcels in the Hokkaido region (postcode: 00・04-09 ), due to the impact of the strong earthquake that hit this region in the northern part of Japan on 6 September 2018.

Japan Post is making every effort to maintain operational performance for international postal services and apologizes in advance for any unavoidable delays. It will keep designated operators informed of the situation and thanks them for their understanding and cooperation.