UPDATE – Job action announced by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) was postponed late on Sunday night for 24 hours in a last-ditch effort to reach an agreement. Workers will begin refusing overtime on Tuesday, August 30, in Alberta and the Northwest Territories if no deal is reached.
AUGUST 28, 2016 – Workers represented by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) will begin their rotating job action in Alberta and the Northwest Territories on the morning of Monday, August 29, if the union and Canada Post do not arrive at an agreement by Sunday night. The job action will not be a full shutdown, but a refusal of overtime.
Full-time workers will be working their scheduled hours but will be refusing requests to work overtime. Part-time workers may extend their hours to eight hours but will refuse overtime.
In a press release issued on August 28, CUPW national president Mike Palacek stated, “Our action will cause little to no disruption for the public. We’ll still be delivering mail every day.”
The overtime ban will move from province to province or territory.
Canada Post will be temporarily suspending the fee for the Specified Delivery Start Date option for Neighbourhood Mail. This option is normally available to customers wishing to specify a delivery start date for their entire mailing.
Newspapers Canada members can follow job action announcements on the association’s website at newspaperscanada.ca/canadapost.
Members with questions or requiring assistance should contact their Canada Post account representative or any of the following:
- Canada Post – Commercial Service Network: Toll-free 1-866-757-5480
- Newspapers Canada:
- John Hinds, Chief Executive Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tina Ongkeko, Managing Director, Member Services, email@example.com