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Canada Post is changing business model to adapt to digital age
Canada Post says it is changing business model to adapt to digital age

Canada Post is upping the price of stamps, reducing door-to-door mail delivery and changing operations.THUNDER BAY – Labour negotiations between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) continue.  Talks have been ongoing since late 2015, and the parties are now in the final stretch. No legal work disruption can occur untilJuly 2, 2016. Details of the offers are highlighted in the background section below.

While there is still time to reach new agreements, a legal work disruption could occur as early as July 2, 2016. We understand the impact a work disruption would have on customers and are therefore doing everything possible to reach a negotiated settlement quickly. While a labour disruption remains a possibility, we are asking customers to take precautions.

In the event of a labour disruption, Canada Post will not operate. Mail and parcels will not be delivered, and no new items will be accepted. Any mail and parcels within the postal system during a work disruption will be secured and delivered as quickly as possible once operations resume.

As a result, many organizations have already communicated their contingency plans to their customers.  To ensure delivery through Canada Post prior to a possible work disruption, customers are encouraged to send any items as described below:


Product (within Canada) 

Last day to ensure delivery by June 30

Expedited Parcel (Regional)

June 27

Expedited Parcel (Local)

June 29

Xpresspost (National & Regional)

June 28

Xpresspost (Local)

June 29

Priority (National, Regional & Local)

June 29


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