The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has started strikes in Belleville, Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston and Lindsay, Ont. this morning. Earlier, the union had also started strikes in Quebec City and the Haut-du-Lac region, Que., and several municipalities in Ontario and New Brunswick.
Last night, CUPW shut down Canada’s largest processing centre in Toronto for a second time in three weeks.
Meanwhile, strikes have ended in Rouyn-Noranda, Val d’Or, La Sarre, Mont-Joli and the Saguenay and Hautes-Laurentides regions of Quebec, as well as Scarborough, Pickering, London, Barrie, Sarnia, Amherstburg, Delhi, St. Thomas and Owen Sound, Ont.
Here is a list of communities where CUPW is currently conducting strikes:
In Ontario: Toronto processing centre; Chatham, Clinton, Georgetown, Milton, Orangeville, Port Hope, Stratford, Strathroy, Tillsonburg, Woodstock, Wingham, Goderich, Wallaceburg, Charing Cross, Merlin, Tilbury, Wheatley, Bleinheim, Bothwell, Desden, Pain Court, Port Lambton, Ridgetown, Somba, Thamesville, Highgate; Newmarket; Belleville, Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston; Lindsay.
In Quebec: Québec, Lévis, Montmagny, Pintendre, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Sainte Marie, Saint-Jean-Chrysostome, Beauceville, Lac-Mégantic; Haut-du-Lac – La Tuque, Dolbeau-Mistassini, Roberval, Saint-Félicien, Albanel, Boulanger, Chambord, Dalmas, La Doré, Mashteuiatsh, Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, Normandin, Péribonka, Saint-Prime, Lac-Bouchette, Dequen.
In New Brunswick: Fredericton, St. Stephen, Woodstock, Miramichi, St. Stephen, Acadie Bathurst, Campbellton, Edmundston.
Canada Post will continue to make every effort to minimize the impact, but customers across the country can expect delays of several days for parcel and mail delivery. Mail and parcels will not be delivered or picked up in impacted areas while the union continues their strike activity. We thank our customers for their continued patience and apologize for the inconvenience this is causing.