Canada Post workers strike hit Manitoba

Canada Post workers strike hit Manitoba, Vladimir Volenyuk

Postal services is a very important piece of modern life, millions of people and businesses rely on postal deliveries every day, so when it comes to striking of postal workers it will have a huge impact on the everyday life of smaller towns, big cities and industries, and the whole countries. The Canadian postal workers' rotation strike “has come” to Winnipeg and Brandon. Manitoba was the last province hit by members of the Canadian Postal Workers Union (CUPW).

CUPW reports that 1,500 people left work in Winnipeg at 10 pm local time on Sunday and that workers are in Brandon, Manitoba supported the strike on midnight. The union said the Canada Post should sit down at the negotiating table to discuss the following issues: health and safety, equality for rural and suburban postal carriers and the suspension of unsustainable work.

The strike will continue in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Montreal, according to the CUPW website.

Canadian postal services are always ready for innovations and using it to help and serve the Canadian people. Starting October 17th marijuana is legal to grow, sell and to buy throughout Canada. Doesn’t matter if you are using it or not, cannabis is coming, it is already here and as of today, it is sold in your local stores and online.

Delta 9 has been delivering pot to those outside of Winnipeg using Canada Post. “For our rural communities, there are no other delivery options,” said Lisa Peterson, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers’ Winnipeg branch.

Canada Post has been delivering medical cannabis since 2013 but is still working to ensure those involved are trained ahead of legalization. In its first week of sales, Delta 9 received 1,583 online orders, 961 of which (60.7 percent) were sent by Canada Post.

So now when the Canada Post employees are striking, the packages are not being delivered on time, customers are not happy and the store loses business. But getting other couriers on board could be a bit of a process, as those companies would need approval from Health Canada, and Delta 9 said that could take some time. But for now, the hunt continues for another way to ship recreational cannabis outside of Winnipeg. 

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