Canada Post has withdrawn its 72-hour notice, which was to take effect Monday, July 11. As a result, there will be NO lockout. We also expect the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) to honor what it has said publicly on many occasions – that they wish to negotiate and have no plans to issue a strike notice.
Mail service is expected to continue without interruption, and we feel you can ship with with confidence. In the event of a strike or lockout, either party has to issue a 72-hour notice and should this occur we would advise you immediately. At that time, we would work with customers to keep them informed and to prevent product from being trapped in the postal system.
The decision to withdraw the 72-hour notice followed a statement issued by the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labor, MaryAnn Mihychuk, for both Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers to continue their discussions beyond the notice period. The parties now have the opportunity to focus on serious negotiations.