Negotiations updates

November 15, 2018

CUPW begins strikes in Victoria and Moncton, continues in Winnipeg and several locations in Ontario

November 15, 2018

While negotiations continue, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began strikes on Thursday in Victoria, BC and Moncton, NB. Strikes continue in Winnipeg, MB, Saint John, NB, a small number of letter carrier depots in Toronto, Scarborough, and Mississauga and in Amherstburg, Strathroy, Sarnia and Milton, Ontario.

Meanwhile, strikes have ended in Montreal, QC, St. John’s, NL, and in other locations in Ontario.

The strikes are now into their fourth week and have touched virtually every Canada Post facility and every Canadian address so far.

Winnipeg key processing hub

Canada Post has been working hard to maintain service to Canadians, but Winnipeg is a key processing hub for mail and parcels in Canada. The union’s rotating strikes will therefore 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 tabled significant, time-limited offer in effort to resolve negotiations

On November 14, Canada Post tabled a significant, time-limited offer to CUPW in an effort to resolve negotiations and return our operations to normal. The offer improves pay increases for all employees, and includes the extraordinary measure of a signing bonus of up to $1,000. It also addresses many of CUPW’s concerns around health and safety and workloads. Given the urgency created by the backlogs and rapidly oncoming holiday volumes, the offer will be open for acceptance until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

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

Thank you for your continued patience.