For the past few weeks one of the most significant issues affecting Canadian citizens on a daily basis has been the Canada postal strike by postal workers across the country. At first the postal workers were protesting and striking on a rotating basis, but it now is affecting all of the postal workers everywhere. The situation hit a climax on Tuesday when over 50,000 members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers were locked out from their jobs.
The current strike has affected more than just the postal workers. Millions of citizens across the country have either not received important pieces of mail or have received them too late. The strike has forced several newspapers and magazines to shut down operations as they are no longer able to deliver their product to their customers.
This past week the United States Postal Service has announced that they no longer will be accepting packages and letters being sent to Canadian addresses. The USPS has cited that this is because they widely expect the lockout and strike to last until at least the end of next week. At that point the Canadian Parliament is expected to make a formal decision which could force the postal workers to return to their jobs.