Taking their cue from union members and concerned citizens in Richmond, BC yesterday, Canada Post confirms that a group of protestors also congregated at a mail processing plant in Hamilton, Ontario to physically block packages from being delivered.
Despite the strike officially being over due to the federal government's back to work legislation, a large number of people are still determined to show solidarity with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.
People Are Physically Blocking Canada Post Trucks So They Can’t Deliver Mail
"We can confirm individuals are illegally obstructing the movement of mail/parcels at our Hamilton Mail Processing Plant, 393 Millen Rd, Stoney Creek, Ontario," Canada Post stated on Wednesday evening, "We’ll continue to take appropriate action to address illegal activity impacting the collection & delivery of mail/parcels."
Following the back to work announcement, Canada Post confirmed that mail delivery will continue to be delayed across the country "during the peak holiday season and into January 2019." They also said that delays could stretch into March 2019. It's likely that these illegal protests will delay things even further.
Yes, there is. I have a package ordered pre Black-Friday that still hasn't been delivered when I've always gotten it next day from this shipper. Another package from same shipper, also delayed for days now. Countless people on social media providing proof of weeks delay. pic.twitter.com/WKyiagNDFi— Alex Donaldson (@AlexDonaldson72) November 29, 2018
"International items will require screening by the Canada Border Services Agency. We are working in partnership with them to manage the significant existing backlog," Canada Post said earlier this week.
As for the protests at Hamilton's mail processing plant, Canada Post hasn't said whether or not the individuals have been stopped and removed from the area. But, hundreds of responses have poured in from concerned individuals who have yet to find out when they can expect their mail.
What a shit show!!!!! People have done everything they can now to use ALTERNATE viable options rather then keep counting on @canadapostcorp I no longer have mail coming through Canada @canadapostcorp Too many shut downs over the years VERY UNRELIABLE!!!— Kevin Savage (@SavageGilles) November 29, 2018
You guys better get on this people are freaking tired of no mail you better take legal action to get this stopped.They were told to go back to work.the public is getting pissed of.— Christine Atherton (@TinkerbellPP) November 29, 2018
If you wanted the "illegal" activity to stop then they would have been arrested by 5 pm. We are now after 11pm with nothing done. Holding drivers and trucks hostage and not allowing them to go home to sleep, leave to eat, or to see their families is disgusting to say the least.— Kimberly McLaughlin (@mclaughlin995) November 29, 2018