Postal strike possible

  • Jun. 1, 2011 2:00 p.m.

Canada Post workers could be on strike as of midnight tonight (Thursday), meaning mail may not be picked up or delivered across the country. Post office workers on the islands belong to a different union than those who sort and deliver the mail, so these facilities will still be open, but Canada Post spokesperson John Caines does not advise customers to bring their letters in. “Just hang on to them until it’s over,” he said. As of 2 pm Tuesday, Mr. Caines said the two parties were still in negotiations and may have things resolved by Thursday. He also noted that should the strike occur, Canada Pension, Old Age Security, Child Benefits and Veterans Affairs cheques will all be delivered on June 20. The last Canada Post strike was in 1997.