Negotiations updates

November 15, 2018

CUPW continues strikes in Winnipeg, Montreal and several other locations

November 15, 2018

While negotiations continue, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began strikes Thursday morning at the Winnipeg Mail Processing Plant and in Amherstburg, Strathroy, Sarnia and Milton, Ontario. Last night, strikes had also started in the greater Montreal region, Quebec and Saint John, New Brunswick. Strikes continue in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Meanwhile, strikes have ended in the Greater Toronto Area, but workers remain on strike this morning in a small number of letter carrier depots in Toronto, Scarborough and Mississauga. Job action has ended in other locations in Ontario and Nova Scotia where strikes were held yesterday.

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

Montreal and Winnipeg key processing hubs

Canada Post has been working hard to maintain service to Canadians, but Montreal and Winnipeg are key processing hubs 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.