Negotiations updates

November 14, 2018

CUPW ends strikes in Toronto major facilities, continues in other locations

November 14, 2018

While negotiations continue, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began strikes this morning in Niagara Falls, Stratford, Owen Sound and Windsor, Ontario. The union also started rotating strikes last night in the region of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Meanwhile, strikes have now ended in major processing facilities in the Toronto area and at the York Distribution Centre in Scarborough, but other union members are still on strike in Toronto, Mississauga, Etobicoke, Brampton and Concord, Ontario, as well as in parts of Nova Scotia including Halifax, Dartmouth, Lakeside, and Tantallon.

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 the union's recent strikes in Toronto's and Vancouver's major processing hubs caused further backlogs of trailers and continue to have a significant impact on our operations. 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.