Canada Post Issues Lockout Notice
Prince George, B.C.- Canada Post has notified the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) of 72 hour lock out notice.
That means mail could stop moving as early as Friday.
Canada Post says the notice doesn’t mean it will lockout the workers, but that it is following the contract procedures . As of Friday, Canada Post says it will ” be changing the terms and conditions of employment for all employees represented by the union starting Friday, July 8, 2016. The uncertainty caused by the prolonged negotiations and the union’s strike mandate is having a negative and escalating impact on the postal service.”
In a release issued overnight, Canada Post says its customers have already taken measures to avoid the risk of a disruption in mail service, and that:
- Nearly all of its largest e-commerce customers have already moved most or all of their parcel volumes to other carriers, resulting in a volume decline of at least 75 per cent from these customers.
- The number of parcels arriving at the largest plants via transport trucks has declined to the point where there often are not enough parcels to last an entire processing shift.
- Lettermail is down in many facilities by as much as 50 per cent and over the weekend, commercial customers deposited half the mail they usually deposit.
Under the new terms and conditions, employees will continue to receive their regular pay and some benefits such as applicable prescription drug coverage. Other items will be cancelled in line with the statutory minimum conditions established under the Canada Labour Code. The Corporation will also have the flexibility to adjust staffing according to the amount of work required.
Regardless of a disruption in service, Canada Post says government cheques , such as pension and old age security, will be delivered.
Sad, drive even more revenue away from your employer…
Methinks a lot of the holdouts who have been relying on Canada Post will finally be pushed into making the transition to paperless. All the fuss about home delivery and all it will be is flyers, junk mail and the odd postcard from a relative in the future
Sad that we allow the fifth column CEO of Canada Post to destroy the parcel delivery business in his efforts to privatize it.
I support the workers in this fight for a fair deal and think the leadership of Canada Post should have their severance handed to them by Trudeau.
I support Canada Post remaining a crown corporation benefiting Canadians with quality service and home delivery.
A lot of us haven’t had home delivery for many decades now yet somehow, we’ve managed to survive. All the other parcel delivery outfits offer the same “quality” service as Canada Post.
Why should Canada Post be a Crown Corporation?
Imagine for a second … The crown pays women , for no other reason than they are women , twenty seven percent less than men doing the same job . In 2016 no less . How dare they ask for gender parity ?
They don’t call it The Royal Mail for nothing . Or they didn’t used too .
This gender disparity should be red meat for the righties but then , you wouldn’t want to be seen siding with women . Mean while Trudeau practices just that at his crown corporation . Can you smell it righties , red meat .
Good to see the Employer finally tell this privileged bunch to stop the whining and do your dam job or go work some were else if they will have you.
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