Canada Post Promises Mail Delivery

Canada Post Promises Mail DeliveryCanadian homes and businesses will start receiving mail again Tuesday now that legislation forcing 48,000 locked-out postal workers back to their jobs has become law, Canada Post says. Post offices that were closed during the labour dispute will start to reopen Tuesday as well, while mailboxes will be unsealed starting Monday, the Crown corporation said. The announcement came Sunday night, shortly after the government’s back-to-work-bill received royal assent.  Read More…

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Canada Post Lockout Opens Door For Competitors

Canada Post Lockout Opens Door For CompetitorsPrivate courier services are salivating at all the business they’re getting because of the Canada Post lockout. The industry has noted an increase in sales during the 10-day conflict. The beneficiaries include Purolator Quebec/Atlantic, a subsidiary of Canada Post itself. “Our delivery volumes increased by 16% across the country,” said Purolator general manager Denis Roch, whose company is nearly 90% owned by the Crown corporation. Purolator even had several battle…

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Canada Post Union Readies For Strike

Canada Post Union Readies For StrikeThe union representing Canada Post workers has told its members to prepare for a strike amid stalled negotiations with the Crown corporation. However, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUP-W) says it did not plan to submit a 72-hour strike notice Sunday and said there will be no strike action on Wednesday. The union’s national committee said in a message on its website that it was meeting Sunday to “evaluate…

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Canada Post, CBC Get Failing Grades

Canada Post, CBC Get Failing GradesA federal watchdog has handed Canada Post and the CBC failing grades for dragging their feet on answering information requests from the public. Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault branded the post office with red-alert status Thursday for refusing to respond to many requests filed under the Access to Information Act. Canada’s public broadcaster fared only slightly better, receiving an F on its report card. Legault also called for improvements to the…

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