CUPW Strike Squeezes Canada Post, Canadians

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began rotating strikes against Canada Post on October 22 — over 15 days ago. And with each successive day, CUPW has ratcheted up its carefully executed plan to disrupt mail service to Canadians.

“The union continues to escalate their strike activity, adding more communities each day and shutting down major processing centres for extended periods,” Canada Post stated in its November 7 update.

“CUPW hit Toronto again with rotating strikes, further impacting parcel delivery. While negotiations continue, (they) have hit Canada’s largest processing centre in Toronto for a second time in three weeks. Since October 22, CUPW’s rotating strikes have now shut down Canada Post’s operations in more than 100 communities across the country.”

Earlier in November Canada Post notified customers of more delays.

Canada Post has been working hard to minimize the service impact to Canadians, but the union’s escalating strikes have shut down three of its largest processing facilities in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal for up to 48 hours. As a result, customers could see delays of several days.

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