Canada Posts Rotating Strike & What You Need to Know

Source: Global News

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has begun a series of rotating strikes in four cities after negotiators failed to reach a last-minute deal. The rotating strikes started Monday October 22nd 2018 at 12:01 a.m. in Victoria, Edmonton and Windsor, and at 1:01 a.m. in Halifax (all local time).

Here is everything you need to know about the strike.

Where are the strikes?

On Monday Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor and Halifax were hit with the 24-hour walkouts. Tomorrow the location will be different and service will resume in that area after a period of 24 hours. 

Does this impact mail delivery?

According to Canada Post, mail and parcels will not be delivered or picked up in the striking city. But the service will resume in these cities tomorrow.

“Canada Post continues to operate across Canada. We are accepting and delivering mail and parcels in all other locations,” a spokesperson said.

Will the strike grow to other cities?

Currently, the rotating strikes only impacts Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor and Halifax. But that could change to other regions if negotiations fail again.

“With rotating strikes, a new location or locations will be striking daily. We have not yet announced where strikes will be held tomorrow,” a union spokesperson said.


I am currently still accepting your inclusions and sending out completed pieces. There just may be a delay on both my and your receiving ends until negotiations are final and Canada Post resumes business as usual.