COVID-Ridden Canada Post Facility Not Included In Ontario’s Inspections

Article Link: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/ontario-canada-post-inspection_ca_60340640c5b673b19b6a74ae

Ontario labour inspectors are homing in on warehouses and distribution centres, but the site of a major workplace COVID-19 outbreak isn’t included in the ongoing inspections: Canada Post. More than 300 employees at the postal service’s Gateway facility in Mississauga, Ont., have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the year and one employee has died. Canada Post advised customers across the country to expect delivery delays as the outbreak impacted operations at the central mail delivery hub. But because Canada Post is a federally regulated Crown corporation, its inspection falls outside provincial jurisdiction. The president of the national union representing postal workers said consistent standards should be applied to all workplaces, noting that the outbreak has had an “enormous impact on all postal workers.”