Canada Post workers strike hit Manitoba

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. 

7 Blue Bombers players named CFL’s West Division all-star team
Canada Post strike Manitoba
If you notice an error, highlight the text you want and press Ctrl + Enter to report it to the editor
I recommend
No recommendations yet

Comments

Post your comment to communicate and discuss this article.

Doggy Daycares
Animal shelters are full of animals that are just waiting for someone to take care of them and bring them to a place they can feel safe at and could call it home. Doggy daycares across Winnipeg are filling up fast due to owners who don’t want to brave the elements and go for a walk but still want their furry friends to enjoy some physical activity. January, February, and March is pretty much the peak season for daycare and boarding. The president of the Ma...
Impaired Driving
A lot of accidents on the road happened because drivers are in a hurry, distracted or simply intentionally do not follow the rules and regulations. Every year, about 421,000 people are injured in crashes that have involved a driver who was distracted in some way. Unfortunately, a lot of those drivers are teenagers, who are not just irresponsible to their own vehicles and lives, but to other people’s health and lives as well. Some drivers just really don’t...
Drugs
On Monday, January 14th a fire broke out in the Maryland area, just a day after the fire on Ellis Avenue. According to the company, which manages both facilities, two large fires in apartments in Winnipeg`s the West End were caused by drug use. “Both of these fires were drug-related,” said Mike Romani, president of Armor, a company that manages 626 Ellice Avenue and 426 Maryland Street. Romani says he believes that one of the fires was specifically related...
Blue Bombers
Fellow Winnipeggers, everyone who loves and supports Blue Bombers, get your tickets early for the next game or for the whole season! Let us all come together and show our support for our city team. If you are not going to visit the game, let us plan a game night at home with friends and family! Winnipeg Blue Bombers spoke person confirmed that a 28-year-old linebacker Ian Wild leaves the Bombers after six seasons with the team. Wild was a big part of the t...
Culture
Despite the fact that the weather will not be the most pleasant in Winnipeg at the weekend (cooling to -30 and strong wind is expected), we do not recommend you to stay at home, because you can have a lot of fun! So, what to do this weekend in Winnipeg? 1. FortWhyte Alive Winterfest We offer you to declare war to cold and to head to FortWhyte on Sunday. There you can go skiing, sledding, ice skating, playing snowballs and spending time outdoors in all othe...
Society
Last summer, three women (two residents of Manitoba and one from Sask) were accused of racist posts addressed to representatives of the Indigenous people of Manitoba, which they posted on their Facebook accounts. On Wednesday, Indigenous mediation circle took place and two of the women were at Opaskwayak Cree Nation, near The Pas. "It's history in the making … it's history in dealing with non-Indigenous perpetrators," OCN Onekanew (Chief) Christian Sinclai...
Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeggers are so lucky to have such a great team in our city as Jets. Winnipeg Jets always show a great game and a spectacular show. On Thursday, January 17th Winnipeg Jets beat the Nashville Predators 5-1. A great victory for Jets, that put the team on a top of the Central Division in a mid-season showdown between rivals. Just a few days ago, January 15th our own glorious Winnipeg Jets, despite getting dominated in the shot department, managed to come...
Society
Now Winnipeg’s 311 service is familiar to every resident of Winnipeg, but 10 years ago it was something new in the city. “Back in the early 2000s, there were major Canadian cities, U.S. cities, that were moving to this idea of a ‘one call to City Hall’ model of customer service,” said Yvette Cenerini, part of the original 311 project team. “We wanted to make it easier and more convenient for our citizens to get information and services from their city gove...
Society
Winter is not the best season for riding a bike in Manitoba. However, in the province there are many people who prefer this type of transport at any time of the year. How to protect yourself and to survive riding a bicycle in a harsh winter in Manitoba? Experts share useful information. 1. Consider your commute Think over your route beforehand. If you live in Winnipeg, or in other large cities of Manitoba, you will be much more comfortable to get to the de...