Negotiations teams for Canada Post and CUPW-Urban agree to move to off-site location


The negotiations teams for Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) have agreed to move formal collective bargaining discussions to an off-site location in Ottawa starting June 4, 2018.

This follows several months of constructive dialogue facilitated by a mediator. Moving offsite will allow the parties to meet several times a day and to have more comprehensive discussions. The mediator will still be involved.

Reaching an early agreement is in the best interest of our employees, our mailing and shipping customers and the countless Canadians who rely on our service.

In a letter to all CUPW-represented employees, Jessica L. McDonald, Chair of the Board of Directors and Interim President and CEO of Canada Post, expresses optimism that both parties will spare no effort to reach a fair deal as soon as possible.


The collective agreement with CUPW-Urban expired on January 31, 2018 but its terms and conditions continue to apply, in accordance with the Canada Labour Code.

We will keep you informed through your team leaders and here on the Negotiations Hub.

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