Canada Post has issued a 72-hour lockout notice to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, which means there could be a work stoppage by Friday. Canada Post said it plans to suspend the collective agreement as of Friday. It blamed prolonged negotiations, the union’s strike mandate and the financial cost of a rapid decline in mail volume.
In the event of a full work disruption, mail and parcels will not be delivered, and no new items will be accepted, but the Canada Revenue Agency has deemed Old Age Security, Canada Pension Plan, Working Income Tax Benefit and the Canada Child Benefit cheques “essential” — even during a labour disruption.
That means the federal socio-economic cheques will be delivered.
“In the event of a work disruption we would arrange … delivery one day of the month,” said Canada Post Spokesman Jon Hamilton.
What do you think? Do you get a lot of mail still, or is most of your mail online now?