OTTAWA – While negotiations continue, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began strikes this morning in Toronto and at the York Distribution Centre in Scarborough, Ont.
Rotating strikes also continue at the Pacific Processing Centre near Vancouver and in parts of Nova Scotia including Halifax, Dartmouth, Lakeside, and Tantallon.
Since October 22, CUPW’s rotating strikes have shut down Canada Post’s operations in more than 150 communities across the country.
Meanwhile, strikes have ended in and the Gaspé region of Quebec.
Service impacts as strikes have trailers backlogged
Canada Post has been working hard to maintain service to Canadians, but Vancouver is a key processing hub for mail and parcels in Canada. The union’s rotating strikes will therefore have a significant impact on our operations and cause further backlogs of trailers. Canada Post will make every effort to minimize the impact, but customers across the country will continue to see delays for parcel and mail delivery.
We thank our customers for their continued patience and apologize for the inconvenience this is causing.
Canada Post remains committed to the bargaining process. The Corporation has made significant offers to CUPW that include increased wages, job security and improved benefits, and it has not asked for any concessions in return.
We value the relationship with the union and have been able to find common ground on some issues. We have also committed to work together to address employees’ workload concerns caused by parcel growth, additional financial services and going beyond pay equity for rural and suburban employees by extending job security and moving to one uniform for all delivery employees.
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