Canada Post delivers wrong date on Hamilton Mountain super mailbox switch

News Jun 16, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Don’t make the trek to your super mailbox yet.

The end of home mail delivery didn’t end this week, despite what Canada Post’s own letters are telling some residents.

About 1,000 letters with a wrong start date for the use of super mailboxes were delivered with mailbox keys today, said spokesman Jon Hamilton.

The actual start date is July 20.

“There will be door to door service until that date,” said Hamilton.

He said Canada Post regrets the error and is looking into what happened; other letters being delivered this week will have the correct date.

The Crown corporation announced in June 2015 is plan to move 36,000 Mountain residents in the L8J, L8T, L8V, L8W, L9A and L9C postal codes to super mailboxes this spring — and apparently targetted June 15 for the switch.

“It’s ironic that those went out,” said Terry Langley, acting president of Canadian Union of Postal Workers Hamilton Local 548.

Earlier this month, Langley announced workers had been told the move was on “indefinite hold.”

Canada Post denied the claim.

“They must have been a pre-typed, pre-prepared letter,” said Langley when notified by the Mountain News of the letters arriving today.

“They were all denying there was a target date, but we had always had been told June the 15th and it looks like the letters that went out with the keys actually indicate June 15th.”

Canada Post delivers wrong date on Hamilton Mountain super mailbox switch

Letters say boxes went into use yesterday, actual date will be July 20

News Jun 16, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Don’t make the trek to your super mailbox yet.

The end of home mail delivery didn’t end this week, despite what Canada Post’s own letters are telling some residents.

About 1,000 letters with a wrong start date for the use of super mailboxes were delivered with mailbox keys today, said spokesman Jon Hamilton.

The actual start date is July 20.

They were all denying there was a target date, but we had always had been told June the 15th and it looks like the letters that went out with the keys actually indicate June 15th.

“There will be door to door service until that date,” said Hamilton.

He said Canada Post regrets the error and is looking into what happened; other letters being delivered this week will have the correct date.

The Crown corporation announced in June 2015 is plan to move 36,000 Mountain residents in the L8J, L8T, L8V, L8W, L9A and L9C postal codes to super mailboxes this spring — and apparently targetted June 15 for the switch.

“It’s ironic that those went out,” said Terry Langley, acting president of Canadian Union of Postal Workers Hamilton Local 548.

Earlier this month, Langley announced workers had been told the move was on “indefinite hold.”

Canada Post denied the claim.

“They must have been a pre-typed, pre-prepared letter,” said Langley when notified by the Mountain News of the letters arriving today.

“They were all denying there was a target date, but we had always had been told June the 15th and it looks like the letters that went out with the keys actually indicate June 15th.”

Canada Post delivers wrong date on Hamilton Mountain super mailbox switch

Letters say boxes went into use yesterday, actual date will be July 20

News Jun 16, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Don’t make the trek to your super mailbox yet.

The end of home mail delivery didn’t end this week, despite what Canada Post’s own letters are telling some residents.

About 1,000 letters with a wrong start date for the use of super mailboxes were delivered with mailbox keys today, said spokesman Jon Hamilton.

The actual start date is July 20.

They were all denying there was a target date, but we had always had been told June the 15th and it looks like the letters that went out with the keys actually indicate June 15th.

“There will be door to door service until that date,” said Hamilton.

He said Canada Post regrets the error and is looking into what happened; other letters being delivered this week will have the correct date.

The Crown corporation announced in June 2015 is plan to move 36,000 Mountain residents in the L8J, L8T, L8V, L8W, L9A and L9C postal codes to super mailboxes this spring — and apparently targetted June 15 for the switch.

“It’s ironic that those went out,” said Terry Langley, acting president of Canadian Union of Postal Workers Hamilton Local 548.

Earlier this month, Langley announced workers had been told the move was on “indefinite hold.”

Canada Post denied the claim.

“They must have been a pre-typed, pre-prepared letter,” said Langley when notified by the Mountain News of the letters arriving today.

“They were all denying there was a target date, but we had always had been told June the 15th and it looks like the letters that went out with the keys actually indicate June 15th.”