OTTAWA, Ontario—Labour negotiations between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) continue. Talks have been ongoing since late 2015, and the parties are now in the final stretch.
While there is still time to reach new agreements, a legal work disruption could occur as early as July 2, 2016.
In the event of a labour disruption, Canada Post will not operate. Mail and parcels will not be delivered, and no new items will be accepted. Any mail and parcels within the postal system during a work disruption will be secured and delivered as quickly as possible once operations resume.
As a result, many organizations have already communicated their contingency plans to their customers. To ensure delivery through Canada Post prior to a possible work disruption, customers are encouraged to send any items as described below: