The following email was sent to Canada Post Solutions for Small BusinessTM customers:
Canada Post has issued a 72-hour notice to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW-Urban and CUPW-RSMC), which represent our delivery agents and plant employees.
The issuing of the notice does not necessarily mean that Canada Post will not be operating on Friday, July 8, 2016. It allows the Corporation to take measures that are necessary to respond to the changing business reality. It is doing so by changing the terms and conditions of employment for all employees represented by the union starting Friday.
There can be no legal work disruption before 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 8.
In the event of a full 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.
You can find the most up-to-date information about the status of our negotiations with CUPW on canadapost.ca/update.