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How are you coping with the 'historic' Canada Post backlog?

(Photo by Dustin Godfrey for NEWS 1130)

Delivery of paycheques and important documents delayed by Canada Post labour dispute

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – As the Canada Post strike drags on, have you been left waiting for letters in the mail? Unionized postal workers were given a “time-limited” contract offer on Wednesday.

Several people tell NEWS 1130 they have been affected by the labour dispute, with some waiting for important documents to arrive.

Others haven’t really noticed any difference in service, while others seem to be adjusting to the delay.

The union has until Saturday to accept a “time limited” offer tabled Wednesday, which would help alleviate what is being called a “historic” backlog, with hundreds of trailers filled with undelivered mail sitting across the country.

Canada Post says it will only be an affordable deal if it’s agreed to before the busy holiday shopping season. It has imposed a deadline of Nov. 17 for Canadian Union of Postal Workers members to accept the deal.

 – With files from the Canadian Press, Mike Lloyd