Negotiations updates

October 31, 2018

CUPW begins rotating strikes in Ottawa and several Quebec areas

October 31, 2018

While negotiations continue with the help of a special mediator, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began strike action in Sorel, St-Jean, Valleyfield, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que., at 7:00 a.m. local time on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Rotating strikes started in Ottawa and Arnprior-Renfrew at 6:00 a.m. and in St-Jérôme, Que. at 6:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday, Oct. 31. and in Joliette, Que., at 1 a.m. and in Charlottetown and Summerside, P.E.I., at 12:01 a.m. local times.

Rotating strikes continued in five B.C. communities early Wednesday morning (Columbia River, Nelson, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson and Fort St. John) and in Weyburn, Sask.

Meanwhile, strikes ended in Montréal around midnight, about 24 hours after they began. Strikes have also ended this morning in Moose Jaw and Saskatoon, Sask., and in Ontario communities that began a strike earlier (Cobourg, Peterborough, Petawawa/Deep River, Fort Frances, Kapuskasing, Kenora and Smiths Falls).

Service Impacts

Mail and parcels will not be delivered or picked up in impacted areas while the union continues their strike activity. Canada Post is attempting to minimize the impact on customers. As employees return to work in areas impacted by the strike, we are working to restore service and address any mail and parcel backlogs.

Canada Post continues to operate across the rest of Canada and is accepting and delivering mail and parcels in all other locations. We thank our customers for their continued patience.

We remain committed to arriving at a negotiated settlement with CUPW, while making every effort to minimize the impact of any disruption on the customers we serve.

We will continue to keep you informed of the latest developments on this page. If you have not done so already, please register there for regular updates by email. We will also post information about service disruptions resulting from rotating strikes on Twitter using the handle @canadapostcorp.

Thank you for your continued patience.