November 20, 2018

CUPW begins strikes in Sudbury and Calgary, continues in Prince George and southwestern Ontario

November 20, 2018

While negotiations continue, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has started strikes in Sudbury, ON and Calgary, AB, while strikes continue in Prince George, B.C. and southwestern Ontario: in Woodstock, St. Thomas, Chatham and at three delivery facilities in Scarborough (Markham, Richmond Hill Main and West Beaver Creek).

Meanwhile, strikes have ended in Kelowna, B.C. and Kitchener, Ont.

The strikes are now into their fifth week and have touched virtually every Canada Post facility and every Canadian address so far.

Expect prolonged delivery delays

The postal service remains operational, but Canada Post has advised commercial customers that it is not able to honour its delivery standards for any product because of prolonged and ongoing rotating strikes. The strikes have created massive backlogs of mail and parcels already in our network, just days before we expect millions more parcels from Black Friday and Cyber Monday online sales.

While there will be delays across the country, Canada Post expects the worst delays for mail and parcels will be for items that originate or are destined for southern and southwestern Ontario.

Customers can go to canadapost.ca/update for updates or follow us on twitter @canadapostcorp for the latest developments.

Thank you for your continued patience.