A possible postal strike or lockout is looming for Canada Post as early as July 2.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) is currently in 21-day “cooling off” period after seven months of negotiations failed to reach a new collective agreement on June, 10. The union is still in the midst of negotiations but will be in a position to strike after midnight on July 2 if no deal is reached at that point.
A Saskatoon union representative for CUPW said both sides are preparing for labour action, with reports that Canada Post has a plan for a lockout and may cut off employee benefits if no deal is reached.
While mail volumes are not what they used to be, and you might even think you won’t miss mail delivery, there are other areas of concern such as your SGI license or registration renewal.
The Crown is reminding customers to check expiry dates on licences, vehicle registrations and other insurance policies because reminders will not be sent out in the event of a postal strike.
Kelly Brinkworth with the Crown says you can go to any motor licence issuer in person or call SGI to renew, if your expiry dates are coming soon.
Anyone concerned about missing reminders is also encouraged to sign up online for the MySGI service which allows you get to email notifications and renew registrations online.