BUSINESS
11/16/2018 12:24 EST | Updated 11/16/2018 12:25 EST

Canada Post Strike Results In International Mail Carriers Halting Shipments

Britain's Royal Mail and China Post have announced they're suspending shipments to Canada.

Idle Canada Post trucks sit in the parking lot of the Saint-Laurent sorting facility in Montreal as rotating strikes hit the area, Thurs. Nov. 15. Canadians hoping to receive packages from international shippers while rotating strikes impact Canada Post operations may be waiting a long time.
Idle Canada Post trucks sit in the parking lot of the Saint-Laurent sorting facility in Montreal as rotating strikes hit the area, Thurs. Nov. 15. Canadians hoping to receive packages from international shippers while rotating strikes impact Canada Post operations may be waiting a long time.

OTTAWA — Canadians hoping to receive packages from international shippers while rotating strikes impact Canada Post operations may be waiting a long time.

Britain's Royal Mail says it is suspending shipments to Canada as a result of the Crown corporation's labour dispute.

Watch: What to know about a Canada Post strike (story continues below)

Online marketing giant eBay says it has also received a similar notification from China Post.

In a bulletin to its corporate customers, the Royal Mail says items shipped in the last couple of days bound for Canada are being held in its distribution centre until the dispute has been resolved.

Earlier on HuffPost Canada:


The U.K. mail service says it made the move at the request of Canada Post, which it says has told them it is now facing delays of at least 30 days in delivering packages.

Earlier this week, eBay called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to legislate an end to the rotating walkouts, which began Oct. 22.