Orangeville Canada Post Strike Hits Orangeville Again News Centre News

Lloyd Doyle
November 19, 2018

Job action by Canada Post employees continues in Mississauga and Brampton this week.

The decision isn't coming from across the pond, however, as Royal Mail says it made the move at the request of Canada Post.

"We understand that our customers are frustrated; we are also frustrated", Palecek said.

"The backlogs are also extending to worldwide mail and parcels entering the country", Canada Post spokesman Jon Hamilton said in an email. With hundreds of trailers backlogged in major parcel centres in Toronto and Vancouver, the offer is a last ditch effort to reach a resolution in time to fulfil gift orders.

After another failed round of negotiations, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) is continuing its rotating 24-hour strikes, and one of today's affected cities is Victoria.

Canada Post's latest contract offers to its workers contain positives but not enough to put an end to rotating walkouts, the head of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers said Thursday.

There is no reason to halt global shipments. "But we can not go back to work at the busiest time of the year without fixing the issues that keep us injured and overworked".


The four-year offer from Canada Post also includes signing bonuses and job security guarantees.

Not only will worldwide shipments potentially take a long time to reach you, but Black Friday and Christmas shipments may not even make it to Canadians in time for the holidays.

"Black Friday and Cyber Monday are critical sales opportunities for Canadian small and micro-retailers, particularly those that sell into the USA - the largest consumer market in the world", said Ebay's general manager of Canada and Latin America operations, Andrea Stairs, in a letter to Candian prime minister Justin Trudeau.

Hamilton said the corporation has proposed a way for the company and union to work together to identify ways to make the workplace safer, and offered to fast-track a review of workloads to reduce overburdening of carriers, who have seen a rapid increase in the number of parcels they have to deliver while letter volumes have declined.

Online sales giant eBay has called on the government to legislate an end to the labour dispute before the holiday shopping rush hits its first peak later this month with Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

With files from the CBC's Jeannie Lee.

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