Rotating Strike to Begin in Winnipeg at Midnight
WASHINGTON — Despite the 24-hour rotating strike by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers to begin in Winnipeg at 11:59 tonight, the U.S. Postal Service will continue to accept, process and deliver mail to Canada until further notice. This limited action by the Winnipeg local is expected to have minimal impact on service, as Winnipeg represents two percent of the population of Canada .
U.S. Postal Service officials have been closely monitoring the possible strike situation in Canada and have been making contingency plans in the event of a full or partial strike by Canadian postal workers.
In the unlikely event of a nationwide Canadian postal strike, the U.S. Postal Service will still be able to provide customers letter and package service via Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) service. GXG is the premium, date-certain international shipping option from the U.S. Postal Service with international transportation and delivery by FedEx Express. GXG is available online at www.usps.com and at thousands of participating retail locations throughout the United States .
Additional information and updates regarding acceptance and movement of international mail are posted online at usps.com/communications/news/serviceupdates.
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