Postal Workers to deliver only three days a week

Mail volume dropped by half since strike began last Thursday

Beginning on June 13, Canada Post will deliver mail in urban areas only 3 days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) as negotiations between the Crown corporation and union members remain deadlocked. Only urban dwellers, whose letters are delivered by carriers on foot, will be affected by the cutback, as rural Canadians usually drive their own cars to collect mail. According to Canada Post spokesman Jon Hamilton, mail volumes have decreased by half since the rotating strikes began last week, and customer confidence is dwindling as well. The corporation has made further concessions, offering the union a $7 maximum wage increase, more vacation time, and a defined benefit pension by age 60. The union—still displeased with the company’s allegedly dangerous modernization project—will continue its strike until further notice. 13 small communities in nine provinces were the latest to be affected by walkouts since the strike began last Thursday.

CBC News

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