Canada Post and the Canadian Postal Workers Union (CUPW) have not agreed on a new four years contract and there is still the possibility of a Postal strike in the near future. May 25th is the first date that the Postal Union could legally strike but before they do, they have to provide a 72 hour notice of intend to strike. That notice has not been given as of Noon May 23, 2011.

The two sides have been negotiating for a new collective bargaining agreement since October 2010, with the bargaining turning into a conciliation process back in January.

Denis Lemelin, CUPW national president and chief negotiator, said: “We’ve taken this action because Canada Post has to move from its hard-line position on demanding significant concessions from our members, even while it continues to post profits and spend money on technological changes.”

If you are currently shipping into Canada, you should review your shipping options. Canada Post does the delivery for packages send to Canada from the US Postal Service, XPO Mail, Deutsche Post Global Mail, FedEx International Mail and others.

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