Canada Post strike extends to GTA on Tuesday

Canada Post ready to trigger strike at midnight if no agreement is reached

Canada Post ready to trigger strike at midnight if no agreement is reached

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) will start rotating strikes at midnight tonight in Windsor.

Canada Post said in a statement that the strike in Toronto will not only affect delivery in the city, but also Canada Post's operations as a whole.

The strike began Monday after negotiations failed to produce new contract agreements before the strike deadline.

Big sticking points for the union are wage increases and dealing with the increased workload, Lise-Lyne Gélineau, president of CUPW's Montreal chapter told The Canadian Press.

In a country full of mail order weed services, subscription boxes, and of course, online shopping, getting packages in the mail has become a daily routine for many Canadians.

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CUPW National President, Mike Palecek says Canada Post had the opportunity over the weekend to stop any postal disruption, but instead, as they have for nearly a year, refused to talk about the issues that matter to their members.

Federal Labour Minister Patty Hajdu says she is monitoring the situation and encourages both sides to continue negotiations until a settlement is reached.

"We value the relationship with the union and have been able to find common ground on some issues and have also committed to work together constructively on several important files", the statement read. She added workers want the routes restructured to reflect recent changes to Canadians' delivery needs. However, the union has not yet specified where such a strike would be triggered first.

"The insane thing for Canada Post workers right now is they're fighting to keep making sure they have on-going relevance in the economy and yet the strike action is making sure more and more customers will bleed away from the corporation", says Dan Kelly of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

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