After 12 days of rotating strikes, Canada Post has now shut down urban operations nationwide. This means no mail via Canada Post in or out until the situation is resolved.
Canada Post’s reason for the shut down is as follows:
– Rotating strikes have had a significant impact on short-term revenue. Canada Post’s losses are approaching $100 million since the rotating strikes began – and that figure is climbing daily;
– Over the past few days, several incidents have raised concerns about the ability to move the mail while keeping employees and customers safe;
– Canada Post and CUPW remain far apart on several fundamental issues and there has been no progress made at the negotiating table for weeks.
Plans are in place to keep all mail currently in the system secured. They will be delivered once the current situation is resolved.