Canada Post and Union at an Impasse
A Vote on Back To Work Legislation Coming Soon
United States Postal Service is still not accepting any mail to Canada except for GXG (Global Express Guaranteed®).
Legislation was introduced earlier in the week to the Canadian Government to force workers back to work. With the contract negotiations between the union and Canada Post at a standstill, The Canadian Government will now begin the discussion and voting process to move forward. Canada Post has notified the USPS that the Canadian Government has agreed to work through the weekend if necessary to bring this legislation to a vote. We will await the results of the vote and Canada Post's anticipated return to normal operations. Once Forum Printing has that information we will update you as to when we will again be accepting shipments to Canada.
CANADA POST SUSPENDS OPERATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY
USPS CONTINGENCY PLAN
Canada Post announced last night that they are suspending service nation-wide effective immediately and until further notice. USPS officials have been in constant contact with Canada Post and will continue to closely monitor the strike situation and work on contingency plans to keep as much mail flowing into Canada as possible.
At this time, the Postal Service will continue to accept and process mail destined to Canada. If Canada Post is unable to end the strike by COB tomorrow, June 16, 2011, all mail service to Canada will be suspended with the exception of Global Express Guaranteed (GXG).