Canada Post Negotiations – Update
September 18, 2018
Update on International Mail Destined for Canada
Mediation talks continue:
- Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) are continuing talks with the assistance of federal mediators.
- A 21-day “cooling off period” is now in effect ending Wednesday, September 26th.
Strike approved by Canadian Union of Postal Workers:
- The CUPW voted in favor of a strike which will begin on Wednesday, September 26th if negotiations are unsuccessful.
- This dispute stems from how postal workers are paid. Urban workers are paid hourly; however, rural workers are paid by the size of their route meaning a lower hourly wage. The original deadline for a new agreement was August 2018.
We will provide regular updates on their progress so that you can make the necessary decisions for your business and your customers.