Possible lockout of postal workers will disrupt mail delivery

Canada Post has issued a lockout notice to members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers that may go into effect as early as July 8. If this happens, there will be no postal service in Canada.

How will this affect the York community?

  • All mail destined for York University and its campuses will not arrive.
  • All domestic mail (within Canada), including letter mail and all packages cannot be processed and should stay in your offices unless they are priority deliveries.
  • All domestic letter mail and packages that must be delivered should be left for pick up by York University Mail Service and will be processed on a priority basis via courier. The prices for letters processed in this manner can range from $4.50 to $18 depending on destination, and packages will be more, depending on weight and size.
  • All letter mail and packages destined for any international address can be processed as per normal and should be left for York carriers to pick up and process.
  • Ensure that you write your postal account number on every piece as per normal so that we can charge the correct account and also legibly address any letters or packages, both the outgoing address and your return address, so that we can create accurate courier waybills. (If you don’t know your account number, contact the central mailroom at ext. 77598).
  • Inter-University Transit System shipments will not be affected by the strike

If there are any concerns, special or large deliveries, or questions, contact Tom Higgins, manager of print and mailing services, at ext. 33713 or by cell at (416) 460-5352.