August 31, 2016: The Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) is very pleased that a tentative agreement has been reached between Canada Post (CP) and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). It is hoped that this agreement will be ratified by the members and bring strength and stability back to Canada’s postal service.
“Mississauga is home to the Gateway postal distribution plant – a major centre serving southern Ontario. Businesses rely on effective postal services so an agreement that prevents a work stoppage is very encouraging,” said David Wojcik, President & CEO, MBOT. “Many residents of Mississauga work for Canada Post and so its continued operation is doubly important for employees and businesses.”
“SMEs and large organizations rely on Canada Post to deliver mail, products, catalogues & financial statements just to name a few articles. The uncertainty of job action to possible strike has been a negative burden specifically to many smaller companies who work within the industry. Service bureaus who provide the preparation and data compliance. Printing companies who have seen their business volumes drop for months leading up to to-day’s announcement,” said Laura Artibello, President, Canadian Consumers for Paper Options (CCPO).
“On-time delivery, fair market share pricing and quality service is crucial to all mail business. Just as the Post office cannot afford to rapidly lose more volume of mail, nor can the businesses that serve the market. We are relieved to know a tentative agreement has been reached. Mailers can resume print & product marketing on track with confident delivery,” Ms. Artibello concluded.
A quick and decisive ratification of this collective agreement is in everyone’s best interests.