Canada may be faced with a strike or lockout by postal workers as early as July 2, although negotiations are continuing.
Mailing Services at York University wishes to advise you of the arrangements that will be in place if there is a disruption to regular Canada Post mail.
Note that only regular letter mail to destinations within Canada will be affected. Packages sent from the University are typically sent by couriers. Where Canada Posts’ “Express Post” service is used, a courier service would be chosen instead, at roughly the same cost. Letters as well as packages that cannot wait will be delivered by couriers. A standard letter may cost between $4.50 and $18, depending on the destination. U.S. and international mail will continue uninterrupted as these mailings are done by an international postal service.
Any letters or packages that can wait should remain in your offices until the postal disruption is concluded. Any letters that are sent to Mailing Services will be sent via courier. Please ensure that you legibly address any letters or packages, both the outgoing address and your return address, so that we can create accurate courier waybills.
If there are any concerns, special or large deliveries, or questions, please contact Tom Higgins, manager Print and Mailing Services, ext. 33713 or call 416-460-5352.