End of Canada Post strike welcome news to small businesses
Small businesses can breathe a sigh of relief at the announcement that the Canada Post strike has ended. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is pleased the federal government has listened to small business by doing what was necessary to ensure postal service can resume ahead of the holiday season.
“Small business owners depend on Canada Post to send and receive payments and get customer orders out,” said CFIB president Dan Kelly. “The weeks leading to Christmas can represent a huge chunk of annual sales for retailers. The strike was quickly becoming an emergency for many small firms and for Canadian consumers at this very important time of year. The government made the right decision to introduce back to work legislation.”
A recent survey of CFIB members found that 71 per cent supported legislating the postal workers back to work. Two thirds of small businesses reported they had been negatively affected by the strike, at an average cost of $3,000.