Canada Post has issued a public advisory regarding the possible lock out or strike of employees, with that ending with no mail being sent or received starting as early as July 2nd.
The Crown corporation has put out deadlines for premium mail delivery options for customers wanting guaranteed deliver by June 30th:
- Xpresspost (National and Regional) – June 28th
- Expedited Parcel (Local) – June 29th
- Priority (National, Regional and Local) – June 29th
- Xpresspost (Local) – June 29th
Canada Post says in the event of a work disruption, any mail and parcels caught up in the postal system will be secured and held.
Both the Canada Post Office on 5224 52 Ave and the Value Drug Mart Post Office on 5014 56 Ave would be affected by a legal work disruption.
The negotiations began back in November of 2015 when the Canadian Union of Postal Workers served Canada Post with a Notice to Bargain for both the urban operations unit and the RSMC unit. Talks have been ongoing ever since. Canada Post operates as a group of companies called The Canada Post Group, which employs 65,000 full and part-time employees.