October 30, 2018

CUPW starts job actions in several more locations in Ontario and Saskatchewan, continues in Montréal and Western Canada

October 30, 2018

While negotiations continue with the help of a special mediator, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began strike actions in Cobourg, Deep River, Fort Frances, Kapuskasing, Kenora and Smiths Falls (Tri-Town), Ont., at 7 a.m. and in Weyburn, Sask., at 6 a.m. (local times) on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Strike action continues in Montréal, where it started at 10:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

Rotating strikes also 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 Peterborough, Ont.

Employees 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.

Service Impacts

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 continues to operate across the rest of Canada and is 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.

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

Thank you for your continued patience.