Negotiations updates

November 06, 2018

CUPW expands strikes in Ontario and Quebec, continues job action in Alberta

November 06, 2018

While negotiations continue, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began strike action in Newmarket, Sarnia, Amherstburg, Delhi, St. Thomas and Owen Sound, Ont. and in Rouyn-Noranda, Val d’Or, La Sarre and Hautes-Laurentides, Quebec. Since October 22, CUPW’s rotating strikes have now shut down Canada Post’s operations in more than 100 communities across the country.

CUPW is also conducting strikes in Pickering, London, Scarborough and Barrie, Ont., Saguenay Lac St-Jean and Mont-Joli in Quebec, and Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge, Alta.

Meanwhile, strikes have ended in Simcoe, St. Catharines, Welland, Guelph, Fort Erie and Brantford, Ont.

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 continue to cause backlogs in our national, integrated delivery network.

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.