Watch this video message from Rod Hart, Chief Customer and Marketing Officer, advising Canadians to expect delays with parcel deliveries due to large volumes we’re experiencing and important safety measures we’ve taken in our facilities.
Health and safety is our top priority, but it has taken on a new dimension with this virus. I’m grateful to so many teams for helping to keep our people and Canadians safe, but I’d like to shine a spotlight on our local joint health and safety committees across the country. They’re showing great leadership and commitment in all kinds of ways, and what a positive impact it is having.
Watch this special video from Doug Ettinger (and in French, from Joey Duguay, GM of Operations in Quebec), thanking the thousands of employees in plants who are also behind every great delivery.
Subject line: Automated calls contacting employees on Quarantine Leave
Beginning April 17, 2020, we will use automated phone calls to contact employees who are on a 14-day Quarantine Leave to help determine if they should return to work or if their situation requires further review.
Canadians are most likely to see our employees who deliver, drive a Canada Post vehicle or serve them in a post office – and many thank them with a wave, a thumb’s up, a sign in the window or a kind word.
The safety of our employees and the communities we serve continues to be our top priority. To do that, we have followed the guidance of the Public Health Agency of Canada as we rolled out measures and supplies throughout our operations.
Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the Government of Canada announced this week it is extending leave provisions for employees beyond the original deadline of April 10, 2020. To continue supporting our people, we are aligning with this approach.
Canada Post and its partners Canada Life and Homewood Health have implemented the following program changes to support you during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Video message from Doug Ettinger to all Canada Post employees
Doug Ettinger speaks directly to employees in a new video message about the current situation and offers a thank you to everyone for their incredible efforts.
Quarantine Leave for all employees aged 70 and older and those with pre-existing medical conditions or considered high-risk – April 6, 2020
We continue to adjust our response to COVID-19 to protect and support our people, with employee health and safety always our highest priority. Effective immediately, we are making paid Quarantine Leave available to all employees aged 70 and older across Canada, until further notice. This same Quarantine Leave will also apply to all employees with pre-existing medical conditions or considered high-risk (e.g. compromised immune systems, employees who are pregnant and have been instructed by a health professional to self-isolate).