While negotiations continue, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has started strikes in Ontario in Woodstock, St. Thomas, Chatham and at three delivery facilities in Scarborough (Markham, Richmond Hill Main and West Beaver Creek). Strikes also continue in Kelowna, B.C., and have ended in 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.
Thank you for your continued patience.