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Canada Post Asks for Halt to International Shipments as Parcel Backlog Grows

Canada Post Asks for Halt to International Shipments as Parcel Backlog Grows

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

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Idle Canada Post trucks sit in the parking lot of the Saint-Laurent sorting facility in Montreal as rotating strikes hit the area on Thursday, November 15, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA – Canada Post has asked its international partners to halt mail and parcel shipments to Canada as it reels under the weight of a 30-day delivery backlog resulting from a labour dispute with its employees.

The Crown corporation said Friday that its domestic customers are also backed up with packages waiting for delivery as rotating strikes that began Oct. 22 continue across the country.

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Canada Post Issues New Offer to Employees as eBay Calls on Ottawa to End Strikes

Canada Post Issues New Offer to Employees as eBay Calls on Ottawa to End Strikes

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

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Striking Canada Post workers keep their hands warm as they picket at the South Central sorting facility in Toronto on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Ebay is calling on the federal government to legislate an end to the Canada Post contract dispute, warning that quick action is needed to ensure retailers don’t lose out on critical Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

OTTAWA – Canada Post has issued what it calls a “time-limited” contract offer to its employees in hopes of ending rotating strikes that have created a historic backlog of undelivered parcels.

The offer Wednesday to members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers came just hours after online sales and auctioning giant eBay called on the federal government to legislate an end to the contract dispute.

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Canada Post Rotating Strikes Spread to Winnipeg and Brandon

Canada Post Rotating Strikes Spread to Winnipeg and Brandon

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Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) members stand on picket line along Almon St., in front of the Canada Post regional sorting headquarters in Halifax on Monday, Oct.22, 2018 after a call for a series of rotating 24-hour strikes. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ted Pritchard)

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has hit the picket line in Winnipeg and Brandon as part of Canada Post’s series of rotating strikes around the country.

CUPW says 1,500 members walked off the job in Winnipeg at 10 p.m. Sunday and that workers in Brandon set up picket lines at 12:01 a.m. Monday.

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Small Businesses Call for Quick End to Rotating Strikes at Canada Post

Small Businesses Call for Quick End to Rotating Strikes at Canada Post

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

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Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) members stand on a picket line along Almon St., in front of the Canada Post regional sorting headquarters in Halifax on Monday, Oct.22, 2018 after a call for a series of rotating 24-hour strikes. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ted Pritchard)

OTTAWA – Small businesses called for a speedy end to rotating walkouts launched Monday in four cities by Canada Post employees, citing concern that a prolonged strike could chew into their profits ahead of the busy holiday shopping season.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business also urged the post office to rein in spending to reduce costs and warned postal workers that continued job action could hurt them and their employer.

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Red Cross Official Says Fentanyl a Risk; First-Aiders Can Say No to CPR

Red Cross Official Says Fentanyl a Risk; First-Aiders Can Say No to CPR

By Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press

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A Canadian Red Cross official says he sympathizes with a Manitoba postal worker who refused to perform CPR on a woman he feared might have overdosed on fentanyl.

“I can’t imagine the feeling that he or she was going through, knowing that they could have or wanted to help, yet they were more fearful for themself in that case,” said Don Marentette, the agency’s director of first-aid programs.

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WCB Resumes Using Canada Post for Workers’ Cheques

WCB Resumes Using Canada Post for Workers’ Cheques

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A mail box is seen outside a Canada Post office in Halifax on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

WINNIPEG — The Workers Compensation Board is resuming its use of Canada Post for all mail delivery as the threat of a postal disruption dissipates.

The WCB says mail service will resume for all injured workers’ wage loss, pension, and medical aid cheques and healthcare providers goods and services cheques.

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