Members advised to prepare for possible Canada Post work stoppage

JUNE 23, 2016 – Publishers who use Canada Post to deliver their newspapers have been advised to make alternate delivery arrangements in the event of a possible work stoppage. Formal conciliation between Canada Post and the union on behalf of its urban and rural workers ended on June 10 without an agreement, and the two sides entered a 21-day “cooling off” period that concludes on July 2.

Canada Post issued a notice to customers on June 13 advising that the earliest that a legal work disruption could occur is July 2 and encouraging them to take precautions and make alternate delivery arrangements as the day draws near.

Newspapers Canada will continue to monitor the situation and will keep members posted of any updates in the coming days. We urge members to investigate both print and digital options to minimize disruption of news delivery to readers.