WINNIPEG – If you have something to mail through Canada Post, you should do it now.
Unless an agreement between the post office and 50,000 workers is reached in the next couple of days, they’re looking at a strike or lockout by the weekend.
Canada Post’s John Hamilton hopes it will work out, but advises you should err on the safe side.
“The earliest a strike could occur is July 2, we’re still at the table, still trying to get a deal. But I can’t give consumers confidence yet that we’re going to get there.”
There are provisions in place to make sure important things like welfare and pension cheques still get delivered, or are available for you to pick up.
“If anyone is looking to mail something right now, please use our more urgent approaches to get it out of the system by the end of June,” Hamilton says. “That’s when our conciliation process ends and a legal work disruption could occur.”
Canada Post has been warning of a work disruption since the beginning of April.