Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers are both warning of possible service disruptions in the coming days as negotiations between the two parties stall.

If an agreement between the two isn’t reached by July 2, employees could be on strike, and Canada Post is warning that it’s a very real possibility.

In the event of a strike, no mail will be delivered, so now may be the time to splurge on Amazon 2-day shipping or opt for a different delivery service.

If you’re in a bind, then one of Canada Post’s premium mail delivery options may be your best bet. Deadlines to ensure guaranteed delivery before June 30 are as follows:

  • Xpresspost (local) — June 29
  • Xpresspost (national and regional) — June 28
  • Expedited Parcel (local) — June 29
  • Priority Mail (national, regional and local) — June 29

Negotiations between Canada Post and the union have stalled recently over potential cuts to benefits and job security. In the event of a strike, all mail will be held and secured until services resume.

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