OTTAWA – The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has decided to give Canada Post strike notices, which mean they could commence strike action as early as midnight on Monday, October 22.
Canada Post has made significant offers to CUPW which include increased wages, job security, and improved benefits and has not asked for any concessions in return.
A press release from Canada Post states: “We value the relationship with the union and have been able to find common ground on some issues and have also committed to work together constructively on several important files. Those include working 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.”
Canada Post will remain open for business, continuing to operate if the union decides to conduct rotating strikes across the country next week. It will notify customers of any disruptions planned by the union as soon as it is aware, however customers may experience some minor delays.