Thursday, July 07, 2011

Canada Post Struggles to Reduce Backlog After Mail Strikes

The Vancouver Sun reports, "Canada Post expects the remaining backlog of lettermail to be cleared by the end of next week and has offered up overtime options to most of its workforce to help get back to par. The Crown corporation is behind by about 40 million pieces of lettermail, but has stepped up production at its facilities to clear the backlog as quickly as possible."

Canada Post locked out its employees on June 14, after the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) staged 12 days of rotating strikes, which resulted mail not being delivered.
According to reporter Bradley Bouzane of Postmedia News, "The Crown corporation, which had been offering overtime for staff at its processing plants and depots, on Tuesday started making voluntary overtime available for its mail carriers.Losier said Wednesday that about 70 per cent of letter carriers have signed up in some areas to work an additional hour at the start of their shift to work toward clearing the backlog."

Shown above, a Canada Post letter carrier, collects the mail to be delivered downtown Victoria, B.C.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM