Negotiations updates

November 13, 2018

CUPW shuts down Greater Toronto Area and major processing facilities

November 13, 2018

While negotiations continue, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began strikes this morning in Mississauga, including the Gateway postal facility, Toronto, including the South Central Letter Processing Plant, as well as Etobicoke, Brampton, Concord and at the York Distribution Centre in Scarborough, Ont.

Rotating strikes also affect parts of Nova Scotia including Halifax, Dartmouth, Lakeside, and Tantallon. Meanwhile, a strike that started Friday night at the Pacific Processing Plant near Vancouver has ended this morning.

Since October 22, CUPW’s rotating strikes have shut down Canada Post’s operations in more than 200 communities across the country.

Service impacts as strikes have trailers backlogged

Canada Post has been working hard to maintain service to Canadians, but Toronto and Vancouver are key processing hubs for mail and parcels in Canada. The union’s rotating strikes will therefore have a significant impact on our operations and cause further backlogs of trailers. Canada Post will make every effort to minimize the impact, but customers across the country will continue to see delays for parcel and mail delivery.

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. 

Customers can go to for updates or follow us on twitter @canadapostcorp for the latest developments.

Thank you for your continued patience.