Your mailbox might be feeling a little lonely in the coming weeks.
A labour dispute is looming at Canada Post, and the crown corporation is warning that a strike could happen as early as July 2 if an agreement isn’t met with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. While both sides are still at the bargaining table, there has been little progress on key issues. The union’s concerned about job security and pension reform, while Canada Post wants to adopt a more “flexible model” for its deliveries in the future.
“We need a model that allows us to deliver on evenings and weekends and peak times without having to pay double time, which is pricing us out of the market,” Canada Post spokesperson Jon Hamilton said.
With time running out, some Canadian businesses are already beginning to prepare for the worst.
“It’s incredibly concerning,” Denman Bike Shop accountant Rose Walker said. “We’d either have to choose to eat some of that extra cost or unfortunately raise our shipping rates on our products.”
If you happen to receive (or need to send) anything important via mail, we would recommend looking into an alternative carrier.
For more information about the labour dispute, check out the video above.