Canada Post Mail Strike is Over!! Brampton Mail Resumes

Real Estate Agent with century 21 legacy

"Canada Post to restart operations from today Monday, June 27th, 2011 Canada Post has begun preparations to

resume its operations today, with expectations that mail deliveries will begin to resume from tomorrow (June28).

The Corporation said yesterday that the lock-out imposed since June 15 could now end with the passage of the

government’s back-to-work legislation through Parliament over the weekend. The legislation – the Restoring

Mail Delivery for Canadians Bill – makes it illegal for postal workers to strike, and sets out a new four-year wage

deal with the 48,000 urban-based members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. It was passed after a

58-hour debate in Canada’s House of Commons that ended on Saturday, with the Senate passing the bill

yesterday without the presence of the filibustering New Democratic Party. Officially, the legislation comes into

effect at 8.30pm today (June 27). In a statement, Canada Post said yesterday that post offices that were closed

during the lock-out will reopen Tuesday, while all mailboxes will be unsealed as soon as possible. Canada Post

staff will return to work within the next day or so, although it should take some time to process the backlog of

mail in the system. The Corporation said: “With unprocessed mail in the system and accumulated mail received

from other countries that has not yet entered our system, it will take some time to stabilize our operations and

to return to our normal delivery standards. Any mail in the system at the time of the work disruption has been

secured for processing and delivery.” Union advises members The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has

already advised its members to report back for their next shift as normal. It said defying the back-to-work

legislation would mean “enormous financial penalties”. Denis Lemelin, the CUPW national president, said: “The

government has attacked our right to freely negotiate the conditions we work under. It appears that only

markets and employers will have freedoms in this country. “The union’s struggle for safe work, decent jobs and

pensions will continue in spite of this unjust and punitive bill. Fortunately, the government can’t legislate away

our determination to fight for our rights,” added the union boss. Prior to the weekend’s legislative action,

Canada Post had been negotiating with the union since October for a new collective bargaining agreement

effective from February 2011. Conflict came from the Corporation’s efforts to bring in changes to cut operating

costs, since mail volumes are declining, with the CUPW objecting on the grounds that despite declining mail

volumes Canada Post has been continuing to make a profit for the last 16 years running. With the resumption

of activities at Canada Post, the US Postal Service has advised its customers that it will begin accepting mail for

Canada from tomorrow (June 28). Mail held in the USPS network since the work stoppage began is now being

released and transported into Canada. “Due to the large volumes of mail held by countries, customers may

experience slightly longer transit times. USPS is working closely with the Canadian Postal Service to hold delays to a minimum,” USPS advised."


presented by Sharon Bailey sales representative for century 21 legacy serving the Brampton area and reprinted with permission from James Cartledge author and member of post and parcel


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Stephen Proski
RE/MAX Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
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Thanks for the update.   I have many Canadian clients that I mail monthly newsletters and other vaulable information.  Now, they can receive my stuff!

Jun 30, 2011 04:08 AM #1
Sharon Bailey
century 21 legacy - Brampton, ON

Hi Stephen, i am glad i could be of service to you. As brampton continues to florish we definately rely on our postal system to keep in touch with our community.

Sharon Bailey

Sales Representative

Century 21 Legacy


Jun 30, 2011 09:19 AM #2
Kwee Huset
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Jun 30, 2011 02:31 PM #3
Sharon Bailey
century 21 legacy - Brampton, ON

Thank you Kwee for the welcome and good wishes.

Sharon Bailey

sales representative

century 21 legacy




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