Canada Post has begun a series of rotating strikes in four cities starting 12:01 am in Victoria, Edmonton and Windsor and Halifax.
For the most up-to-date information please visit the Canada Post Website: https://www.canadapost.ca/web/en/blogs/announcements/details.page?article=2018/10/16/canadian_union_of_po&cattype=announcements&cat=newsreleases
According to Canada Post, mail and parcels will not be delivered or picked up in Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor and Halifax on Monday. But the service will resume in these cities tomorrow.
Currently, the rotating strikes only impacts Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor and Halifax. But that could change to other regions if negotiations fail again.
“With rotating strikes, a new location or locations will be striking daily. We have not yet announced where strikes will be held tomorrow,” a union spokesperson said.
The strikes will last for 24 hours.
Canada Post spokesman Jon Hamilton said the Crown corporation is committed to reaching a deal with the union and had an offer on the table that included wage hikes, job security, improved benefits and no concessions.
If you do not want to ship with Canada Post, we are offering $5 flat rate shipping on orders over $50 order via. Purolator for the duration of the strike action.
Unfortunately, the potential Canada Post strike will also affect PO Boxes and Community mailboxes as Purolator is not able to ship to either. If you use a PO Box or Community Mailbox, we suggest that you look in to alternative shipping addresses (perhaps your workplace, friends house or neighbour) to ship your package to. Please also note that Purolator is unable to deliver to some rural addresses, so some customers may not see a Purolator option as checkout.
We apologize for any inconvenience the Canada Post Strike may cause to our customers. We will do our best to make sure things run as smoothly as possible and update you with any new information.