WINNIPEG –A backlog in shipping means some gifts might not make it under the tree in time for Christmas.
The holiday season is the busiest time for postal services and the pandemic isn't helping.
The Winnipeg chapter of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers said mail service has been at a Christmas level volume since May.
Attributing it to an increase in online shopping amid COVID-19, it's creating a stressful time for the mail service.
"We have workers who are working up to twelve-hour shifts coming in for their eight-hour shift and working another four of overtime," said Cameron Fortier, vice president of the Winnipeg union.
Fortier said as of the most recent count, there are 148 trailers of mail in Winnipeg that need sorting.
"To support that level of delivery, our processing plants have been running at capacity around the clock. We are doing everything possible to deliver …