Canada Poste strike possibilities

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  1. Shoggoths

    Shoggoths Carnivore

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    Again...

    It's been a few years since the last strike but some of us still continues to recover from the disaster of the last strike when several CPs were turned into pulp after spending a few months in warehouses.

    If you intend to send CPs soon, be aware of that :

    https://nmc-mic.ca/news/industry/possible-strike-still-looms-at-canada-post/

    Postal workers will be in a legal strike position — and Canada Post could lock out its employees — as of Sept. 26 after CUPW's 42,000 urban members and 8,000 rural carriers voted in favour of job action to back contract demands.

    Cheers
     
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    Thank you for bringing this to our attention
     
  3. WillyCKH

    WillyCKH CPSC and PotM Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh dear... Not again! :eek:
     
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    WillyCKH CPSC and PotM Moderator Staff Member

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    :( Generally speaking, how long it last ?
     
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    Hmm alternative couriers?
     
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    WillyCKH CPSC and PotM Moderator Staff Member

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    It really depends on a lot of things and whether if they can come to an agreement. Anyone recalls how long it lasted for the last strike?
     
  8. Shoggoths

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    We cannot predict.
    From a few days to a few months ... or not at all if the negotiations are going good.
    With all internet purchases and deliveries, I would be surprised that it lasts long but who knows.
    If my memory does not fail me, in 2011, a special law end the strike / lock out after 4-6 weeks.
     
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    Grrrr! Let's hope it doesn't happen at all/a very quick resolution happens.
     
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    At least one day of stay.

    Under the Canada Labor Code, in order to be able to strike or lock out, the union or the employer must give 72 hours notice - neither of which has been done to date.

    Fingers crossed.
     
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    I hope it will be resolved quickly.
     
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    Well, at least a brief sigh of relief for now.....
     
  14. WillyCKH

    WillyCKH CPSC and PotM Moderator Staff Member

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    From Canada Post:

    "Update on negotiations - September 27, 2018
    Talks continue with the help of a mediator

    Dear customer,

    Ongoing talks

    All efforts remain focused on reaching an agreement. Negotiations are ongoing between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).

    Conciliation process concludes

    While the conciliation process has now concluded, talks continue with the assistance of a mediator. Our goal remains to reach negotiated settlements and we continue to work toward that goal. We understand that until agreements are reached, uncertainty will remain.

    As talks continue, the union is now able to issue a 72-hour notice of a legal job action if they choose to do so. As part of the process outlined in the Canada Labour Code, any legal job action requires the filing of a 72-hour notice. At this point we have no indication that a legal job action will occur and our network is fully operational.

    For your planning

    If we reach a point where the union decides to issue a 72-hour notice, a notice would be posted on this site as soon as possible regardless of time of day. If the union decides to conduct a legal rotating job action, Canada Post would remain committed to negotiating and we would continue to operate. Any further details required to help you understand any short-term, localized impacts to our operations would be communicated through this site as well.

    Keeping you informed

    We will continue to keep you informed of the latest developments on this page.
    Thank you for your continued patience."
     
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    Thank you Willy.
     
  16. WillyCKH

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    From Canada Post:

    "Update on negotiations - October 3, 2018
    Canada Post tables global offer in effort to resolve negotiations with CUPW

    Dear customer,

    Earlier today, Canada Post tabled a global offer to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.

    About the improved offer

    The offer builds on the global offer presented on September 7, 2018. It improves wages and benefits, makes no changes to the pension and addresses many of the workload issues that employees face in handling more and more parcels every year. For rural and suburban mail carriers (RSMC), the improved pay and other changes in this offer go beyond the improvements stemming from the pay equity ruling on September 20, 2018.

    Ongoing talks

    Talks are ongoing with the help of a mediator. The postal service remains fully operational. Canada Post continues to work toward a negotiated settlement with CUPW."
     
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    They are still talking.

    From Canada Post:

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    Update on negotiations – October 10, 2018
    Talks Continue following discussions over the Thanksgiving weekend

    Dear customer,

    Ongoing talks

    Talks between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers occurred through the Thanksgiving weekend and continue this week. These discussions, aimed at reaching negotiated settlements, are ongoing with the help of a mediator. The postal service remains fully operational.
    "
     
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    From Canada Post:
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    Update on negotiations – October 16, 2018
    Postal services fully operational as talks continue with the help of a mediator

    Ongoing talks

    The postal service remains fully operational as talks between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers continue with the help of a mediator.

    Canada Post remains fully focused on working toward negotiated settlements with CUPW.
    "
     
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    Looks like something is gonna happen.

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    Update on negotiations – October 16, 2018


    CUPW issues strike notice for next week

    Dear customer,

    The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has issued a strike notice, which means that they will be in a legal position to strike as early as Monday, October 22, 2018. Should rotating strike action occur, the postal service will continue to operate.

    Impact to Customers
    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 would continue to accept, process and deliver mail and parcels in all other areas. Once the temporary disruption ends, we would return to normal operations in the affected locations.

    Our Commitment
    Canada Post is committed to arriving at a negotiated settlement that is not only best for its customers, its employees and our path forward with CUPW, but also for every Canadian we serve. We continue to pursue that goal while making every effort to minimize the impact of any disruption on the customers who rely on us every day.
    "
     
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