Canada – Update on strike

19 november, 2018

Further to EmIS 105 and 113/2018, the designated operator of Canada, Canada Post, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators regarding the ongoing negotiations with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).

While negotiations continue, CUPW continues to conduct rotating strikes across Canada. These rotating strikes have caused delays throughout Canada's postal network – including in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, where the country's largest processing facilities, airlines and ground handling operations are experiencing significant backlogs.

Designated operators are therefore requested to immediately discontinue the dispatch of all mail (letters, parcels and EMS) to Toronto and Vancouver until further notice.

Member countries can expect to see ongoing delays for parcel and mail delivery. Canada Post apologizes for the inconvenience and will do everything possible to minimize the impacts of the union's strike activities.

Canada Post will provide further updates on developments as soon as more information is available.