Canadian Senate will vote on back-to-work legislation today  


Senators in Canada adjourned for the weekend after 8 hours of proceedings on Saturday.  They will make a final decision today (Monday) to force the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) back to work as early as noon on Tuesday.  The full article from CBC News can be viewed here.

We'll continue to monitor the situation but invite you to sign up for email updates from Canada Post here.  IMS and Canada Post will continue to collect, process, and deliver your mail and parcels.  Updates will also be posted in our blog (link below).

The designated operator of Israel, Israel Postal Company, asks us to inform the designated operators of other Union member countries that a general strike, affecting postal services, flights, transportation, government services, etc., has been called for Wednesday, 7 November 2018.

This will result in delays in postal services in general, and EMS in particular.

Israel Postal Company thanks designated operators for their understanding.

Issue details:

Poste Italiane (IT) wishes to share the following information:

Due to the severe weather conditions that since October 29th till November 2nd affected several parts of Italy, considerable problems occurred in local road flows causing also the impossibility to reach whole parts of the national territory. This situation had a serious impact on the delivery service, with a general slowdown in the areas concerned, as well as the suspension of the delivery activity where the staff safety was compromised. Currently, we are working to recover the situation and restore the normal operativity.

An update will follow, as  soon as more information is available.

CUPW strike actions start in Montréal and continue in several other locations

Posted on Oct. 30, 2018 by Canada Post in Customer Alerts

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began strike action in Montréal at 10:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29. Rotating strikes continue in B.C. in Prince George and several locations of the Lower Mainland (Maple Ridge, Surrey, Chilliwack, Squamish, Langley, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Abbotsford, New Westminster, Mission and Hope and Aldergrove), as well as in Lloydminster, Sask., and Peterborough, Ont.

Employees in 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.

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.

If you have not done so already, please register for regular updates by email on this page. We will also post information about service disruptions resulting from rotating strikes on Twitter using the handle @canadapostcorp

Thank you for your continued patience.