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.
I’m still waiting for my new driver license. According to ICBC, mailed Oct 23rd from Victoria. I’m in Burnaby. I’m okay with waiting but Costco cards don’t always count as photo ID. 🙂
— Kevin Mitchell (@kevmitchell) November 14, 2018
Waiting for a paycheck I was counting on
— Vikingstad (@HockeyRockBeer) November 14, 2018
Got our September credit card bill in November .
— Savita Sharma (@savvytha70) November 14, 2018
Others haven’t really noticed any difference in service, while others seem to be adjusting to the delay.
Wait, what postal strike? Sorry haven’t noticed.
— morgandyke ???? ?????? (@morgandyke) November 14, 2018
I’ve been impacted. I’m surprised if I don’t see a scan saying “Delivery may be delayed due to labour disruption” I’m not upset, I support the CUPW. Just means I start my online Christmas shopping now.
— Stacey Clarkson (@imtxic) November 14, 2018
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