Back-To-Work Legislation was passed by the Canadian Government late Sunday night. Canadian Postal employees will be back on the job beginning Monday June 27, 2011, at 8:30 p.m. Canadian Postal deliveries will probably be slow for a few days because of the large volume of mail that had been held due to the strike.
Looks like the Canadian Parliament is set to to intervene in the strike / lockout. Look for this to be resolved by the end of June or shortly thereafter.
With the Canada Post lockout and without mail service in Canada, it looks like the Canadian government is going to step in. It could take the Canadian legislature about a week to pass new legislation to end the Canadian postal dispute.
I'm getting weary of writing about the Canadian Postal Service but it is affecting companies in the US, so we have to keep an eye on it. The Canadian Postal workers union is now doing rotating strikes, where workers strike for 24 hours at a time rotating from city to city. The problem for the postal workers is that Canadians have cut back in using the postal service and now [...]
With the Canadian Postal strike most likely starting Thursday, June 2nd and with the rising Fuel Surcharge it will be significantly more expensive to ship packages to our neighbors up north. UPS has announced an increase in the Fuel Surcharge on June 6th for ground shipments to 9.5% and Air shipments to 16%, FedEx will match the 9.5% for ground but increases air shipment fuel surcharge to 16.5%. Unfortunately you [...]
Now is the time to make provisions for alternate shipping carrier into Canada. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) gave a 72-hour strike notice yesterday, which will begin at 11:59 EDT on Thursday, June 2 if the Canada Post does not submit to certain provisions demanded by the CUPW. This type of notice is legally required of an intention to strike. According to Post & Parcel, the 48,000 CUPW [...]
I don't want to be an alarmist but if you have not made provision for an alternate shipping method for orders going to Canada, this may be a good time. Talks continue between Canada Post and postal workers, but a disruption in service is looking more possible with each passing day. If there's a strike or lockout, delivery could stop as early as Monday.
The union says it's now up to Canada Post to decide if there will be a postal strike. Craig Dyer, from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, says the union responded to Canada Post's final offer with a proposal of its own on Sunday. He says the corporation wants entry-level employees to be paid 22 per cent less than they are under the current structure. Dyer said they may have an [...]
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 [...]
As expected, both UPS and FedEx have announced their new fuel surcharges. For air shipments the new fuel charge is 13% and for ground shipment add 7.5% effective April 4th. This is up from 11% and 6.5% respectively. Unfortunately we're not done yet. Don't hesitate to contact me to help you find alternatives for your shipments.