Canada Post lockout
Most campus mail operations will remain unaffected despite the current Canada Post (CPC) lockout. CPC locked out its workers on June 14 and suspended all operations following 12 days of rotating strikes. Mail delivery across Canada has been stopped.
“We remain hopeful that this matter will be resolved soon and will cause as little disruption as possible for the Queen’s community,” says Eoin MacDonald, Director, Strategic Procurement Services.
For the duration of the lockout Campus Mail, Inter University Transit Service (IUTS), Overseas and US mail will be unaffected. IUTS can continue to be used for priority mail going between universities within Ontario only. Postal mail bags will be picked up and delivered by Queen’s Postal Service workers.
UPS and FedEx also remain prepared to handle a limited increase in the volume of PRIORITY mail. Courier drop boxes are located at several locations across campus. Anyone requiring more information may refer to the strike contingency plan posted on the Queen’s Strategic Procurement Services website.