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10/24/2018 08:43 EDT | Updated 10/24/2018 08:43 EDT

Canada Post Strikes Continue In The Toronto Area, Causing Shipping Delays Across The Country

The job action virtually shut down a giant parcel facility, which processes roughly two-thirds of all parcels mailed in Canada.

Striking Canada Post workers walk the picket line in Mississauga, Ont. on Oct. 23, 2018.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Striking Canada Post workers walk the picket line in Mississauga, Ont. on Oct. 23, 2018.

TORONTO — Canada Post employees are holding a second day of rotating strikes at large mail sorting plants in the Toronto-area today.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says members are back at two of Canada's busiest postal plants, which forced delays in shipments of tens of thousands of letters and parcels across the country on Tuesday.

The 24-hour job action virtually shut down the Crown corporation's giant Gateway parcel facility in Mississauga, which processes roughly two-thirds of all parcels mailed in Canada, and the South Central mail plant in the city's east end.

Earlier: What to know about a possible Canada Post strike. Story continues below.

The union has said the walkouts will continue until Canada Post sweetens its contract proposals for rural and urban carriers.

The union and postal service have been unable to reach new collective agreements for the two bargaining units in 10 months of negotiations.

On Monday, walkouts shut down postal operations in Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor, Ont., and Halifax, causing few delivery disruptions outside of those cities.