Negotiations updates

October 31, 2018

CUPW conducting rotating strikes on Vancouver Island

October 31, 2018

While negotiations continue with the help of a special mediator, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began strike action in Campbell River, Courtenay, Nanaimo, and Port Alberni, B.C., in the last few hours.

CUPW is also conducting strikes in Ottawa and Arnprior-Renfrew, Ont. and Joliette, Saint-Jérôme, Sorel, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Vaudreuil-Dorion, and Sainte-Thérèse-de-Blainville, Que., as well as Prince Edward Island.

Meanwhile, strikes have ended in Montréal as well as in Saskatchewan, Ontario and B.C. communities that began a strike yesterday.

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.