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Mail Services’ note on potential Canada Post labour disruption

June 22, 2016 — 

Although a formal conciliation period ended on June 10, 2016, labour negotiations between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) continue.  They are currently in a ‘cooling off’ period in which a legal strike cannot occur until July 2, 2016.

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.

To ensure delivery prior to a possible service disruption, customers are encouraged to send items on or before June 23, 2016.    Should a Labour Disruption occur, The University of Manitoba’s Mail Services will suspend all Canada Post daily pickups and deliveries until a settlement can be reached.  We will continue to provide all interdepartmental mail services as well as MoneyGram fund transfer and Money-Orders.


Lyle Morin

Manager, General Services/ Mail Services


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