Queen's University

Canada Post strike

 
2011-06-01

Canada Post workers are officially on strike, and a series of rotating 24-hour work stoppages are planned. This could impact some postal services at the university. During the last Canada Post strike, workers were legislated back to work within two weeks, but there is no way to know how long this strike will last.

“We're hopeful that the strike will not last long and that it will cause minimal disruption for the campus community,” says Eoin MacDonald, Director, Strategic Procurement Services.

Both internal and international mail will be collected as usual – postal mail bags will be picked up and delivered by Queen’s Postal Service workers. The Inter University Transit System (IUTS) can continue to be used for priority mail going between universities within Ontario only. These services are not affected by a Canada Post strike.

UPS and FedEx are prepared to handle a limited increase in the volume of PRIORITY mail. Any mail addressed to a post office box cannot be delivered by a courier. Members of the Queen’s community using a courier service for priority mail during the strike period are reminded to use the courier drop boxes on campus. Using the online service is quicker than phoning for pick up. Courier drop boxes are located at several locations across campus.

If you do not already have an account with one of Queen’s preferred couriers, contact Ruth Lappan in Strategic Procurement Services at ext. 74236 or lappanr@queensu.ca for assistance.

For up-to-date information about the CPC work stoppage visit the Strategic Procurement Services website.
 

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