OSHAWA – The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has issued a strike notice and will be in a legal position to strike as early as Monday, October 22.
Should rotating strike action occur, the postal service would continue to operate; however, service disruptions may result in mail taking longer to reach its destination.
Canada Post has advised that rotating legal strikes may be isolated to one or two specific locations at a time, affecting those areas for a period of 24 hours. In that situation, Canada Post advises it will:
- continue to accept, process and deliver mail and parcels in all other areas; and,
- once the temporary disruption ends, will return to normal operations in the affected locations.
The City of Oshawa advises residents who use the postal system to consider in-person and/or online methods to pay their bills to ensure that payments are received by the due dates and avoid late payment charges.
For further information on in-person and online City payments, including parking tickets, contact Service Oshawa by phone at 905-436-3311 or in-person at 50 Centre Street South during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.).
For activeOshawa guide registration, register online or visit a City recreation facility to register in-person for upcoming programs and courses. Please note that the Arts Resource Centre and Service Oshawa are drop-off locations only.
City of Oshawa property tax payments must be received on or before the due date to avoid a late payment charge of 1.25% calculated monthly on the first day of each month. If a service disruption occurs, residents have a number of ways to pay their tax bill including:
- in-person at Service Oshawa (located at City Hall, 50 Centre Street South; Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.);
- by external drop box located outside the main entrance on the south side of City Hall (cheque only);
- at most chartered banks and financial institutions in-person, by telephone banking or online banking (subject to bank charges, if applicable); or
- through a mortgage company (if you pay your property taxes to a mortgage company, the company submits the payment to the City on your behalf).
For future payments, the City of Oshawa offers a pre-authorized payment plan for automated payments. The enrolment form is available online and can be submitted electronically or in-person at Service Oshawa. Additionally, residents are encouraged to register for epost, a safe, secure and free online tool that allows you to receive your bills online. Once registered, residents can access their Inbox and subscribe to “City of Oshawa – Property Tax Bill” as a Mailer to begin receiving their municipal tax bills online.
For further information on Canada Post and CUPW negotiations, visit canadapost.ca/update to sign up for email updates.