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November 05, 2018

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CUPW conducts further strike action by shutting down major Alberta cities as service impacts continue

November 05, 2018

Posted in News Releases

OTTAWA – While negotiations continue, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) began strike action in Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge, Alberta. Since October 22, CUPW’s rotating strikes have now shut down Canada Post’s operations in more than 90 communities across the country.

CUPW is also conducting strikes in London, Scarborough, Barrie, Simcoe, St. Catharines, Welland, Guelph, Fort Erie, Brantford and Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and in Carbonear, Exploits Valley, Gander-Lewisporte, Deer Lake, St. Anthony, Stephenville, Corner Brook and Channel-Port-aux-Basques, N.L. Meanwhile, strikes have ended in Moncton, N.B. and the Bois-Francs region of Quebec.

Service impacts as strikes have trailers backlogged

Canada Post has been working hard to minimize the service impact to Canadians, but the union’s escalating strikes continue to cause backlogs in our national, integrated delivery network.

As a result, customers could see delays of several days.

Mail and parcels will not be delivered or picked up in impacted areas while the union continues their strike activity. We thank our customers for their continued patience and apologize for the inconvenience this is causing.


Canada Post remains committed to the bargaining process. The Corporation has made significant offers to CUPW that include increased wages, job security, and improved benefits, and it has not asked for any concessions in return.

We value the relationship with the union and have been able to find common ground on some issues. We have also committed to work together to address employees’ workload concerns caused by parcel growth, additional financial service

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

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