With the deadline for a possible postal strike looming, it doesn’t appear Northwestern Ontario’s mail delivery will be affected if last-minute talks fall through.
Postal workers are preparing to strike if the Canadian Union of Postal Workers can’t reach a deal with Canada Post by 12:01 Monday morning.
The dispute revolves around issues like job security, ending forced overtime, and health and safety.
A statement released Saturday claims Canada Post responded to the union’s proposals but refused to meet CUPW’s demands on those issues.
CUPW has announced if they can’t agree on a new contract, rotating strikes will happen in Halifax, Edmonton, Victoria, and Windsor.
It says any strikes would be done for 24 hours at a time at each location, starting at 12:01 Monday morning local time in Edmonton, Windsor, and Victoria, and 1:01 AM in Halifax.
However, it says mail would still be delivered, although there could be delays.
— cupw (@cupw) October 21, 2018