Today, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) issued a strike notice, which means that that there could be legal job action as early as Monday, October 22. Meanwhile, Canada Post remains focused on reaching a negotiated settlement.
The postal service will continue to operate if the Union initiates any rotating job action.
In past rounds of bargaining, rotating legal job actions have been isolated to one or two specific locations at a time, affecting those areas for a period of 24 hours. In that situation, Canada Post would continue to accept, process and deliver mail and parcels in all areas that are not affected. Once the temporary disruption ends, we would return to normal operations in the affected locations.
We believe that a negotiated settlement is not only best for our employees but for every Canadian we serve. We continue to pursue that goal while trying to minimize the impact any disruption might have on the customers who rely on it every day.
The collective agreement between Canada Post and CUPW-RSMC expired December 31, 2017 but the terms and conditions continue to apply for now.
We will continue to keep you informed of developments through your team leaders and the Negotiations Hub online. You can also see updates by visiting canadapost.ca and clicking on “I’m an employee.”