Three weeks after striking postal workers were forced back to their jobs, Canada Post has revealed that it’s caught up on most parcel delivery backlogs from the rotating walkouts.
The postal delivery service has revealed that regular holiday delivery service guarantees have been restored across the entire country except for Vancouver.
Canada Post says delivery times back to normal in most parts of country. Comes 3 weeks after striking postal workers were legislated back to work. https://t.co/4khmcHSV8D
— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) December 18, 2018
The federal government legislated an end to job action for postal workers on November 27th after Canada Post unveiled that a backlog of parcels was reaching historic levels right before the largest holiday shopping period of the year. At the time, Canada Post warned that the backlog may not be cleared up until the end of January.
Now, Canada Post has revealed that approximately four million packages were delivered between last Friday and Monday, so they will likely be able to deliver items ordered online in time for the holidays. It does depend on where the parcels are coming from, as Canada Post still anticipates some shipments from outside of Canada might only be delivered in early January.