What Members Need to Know
Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers remain at the negotiating table in mediated contract talks with a September 26 strike deadline on the horizon.
There are a number of issues on the table, including a proposal from the union for wage increases for all mail carriers, and addressing wage discrepancies between what urban mail carriers earn and what suburban and rural carriers earn. CUPW also wants Canada Post to offer financial or community banking services, as well as expanded postal services for Indigenous communities.
A strike means that anything in the mail system as of the date workers go on strike will remain there until the strike is over.
Canada Post is considered an essential service, meaning the federal government can table legislation to force workers back on the job in the event of a strike.
Magazines Canada is in contact with officials at Canada Post, the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Department of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour. We are also examining potential alternative delivery models. We will do our utmost to help our members weather a strike, should it come to pass. We will keep members informed as the situation develops.