Not much new to report, but both sides remain upbeat and appear to be making modest progress.  You can view updates from both Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers


IMS will continue to monitor and post updates.

Both sides have declared progress in the ongoing negotiations between Canada Post and the labor union.  Read more here.  IMS will continue to monitor closely.

Canada Post (CPC) has withdrawn its latest 72 hour notice (of possible lockout) that would have ended today (Monday, July 11).  Both sides have agreed to a 30 day "cooling off period".  While CPC has proposed binding arbitration if the parties can't negotiate a settlement, the union does not favor arbitration at this point.  We'll have to stay tuned on that. 

We're monitoring updates from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Canada Post Corporation (CPC), and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) and we continue to get very mixed signals.

IMS will continue to post updates to our blog.

Emergency Information System Message

The designated operator of China (People’s Rep.), China Post Group, asks us to inform the designated operators of other Union member countries that severe floods in the provinces of Hubei, Hunan, Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang (postcodes in the following ranges: 430000–443000, 410011–427000, 230000–247000, 210000–226000, 310000–325800) are affecting the collection and delivery of all mail products as of today, Wednesday, 6 July 2016.

China Post Group will update designated operators via EmIS once the situation returns to normal.

Canada Post has issued a 72 hour notice to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).  This could lead to a work disruption as early as 12:01 am on Friday, July 8, 2016.  The update from Canada Post is here.