Negotiations updates

November 04, 2018

CUPW continues strike action in Sault Ste. Marie, Bois-Francs and Moncton

November 04, 2018

While negotiations continue, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) continues strike action in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Bois-Francs region, Que., and Moncton, N.B. Since October 22, CUPW's rotating strikes have now shut down Canada Post's operations in more than 70 communities across the country.

Meanwhile, rotating strikes have ended over the weekend in Grande Prairie, Alta., Regina, Sask., Kitchener-Waterloo, Timmins and Hamilton, Ont., and St. John's, N.L.

Service impacts as strikes have trailers backlogged

Canada Post has been working hard to minimize the service impact to Canadians, but the union's escalating strikes have shut down our three largest processing facilities in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal for up to 48 hours. Combined, these three plants process a million parcels and packets a day for communities across the country and are key to our national, integrated delivery network.

Trailers full of parcels, packets and mail waiting to be unloaded and processed are backlogged in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, with more arriving. Once processed, these items have to be delivered without overburdening our delivery employees. As a result, customers could see delays of several days. 

Mail and parcels will not be delivered or picked up in impacted areas while the union continues their strike activity. We thank our customers for their continued patience and apologize for the inconvenience this is causing.


Canada Post remains committed to the bargaining process. The Corporation has made significant offers to CUPW that include increased wages, job security, and improved benefits, and it has not asked for any concessions in return.

We value the relationship with the union and have been able to find common ground on some issues. We have also committed to work together to address employees' workload concerns caused by parcel growth, additional financial services and going beyond pay equity for Rural and Suburban employees by extending job security and moving to one uniform for all delivery employees.

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.