If a strike happens, Canadians who rely on the postal service could find themselves either forced to turn to other options or stuck waiting for a resolution in order to get things like parcels, business documents or paper bills delivered. Stephen, Acadie Bathurst, Campbellton, Edmundston. . Strike Vote ended Mid June with a 94% in favor of strike action. The members of Canadian Post Workers Union Local 786 in Nanaimo took part in a series of Canada-wide rotating strikes Wednesday morning and expect to be off the job for about 24 hours. However, given what happened in 2011, it seems far more likely that they're going to just lock out the workers than the workers will strike or go to rotating strikes. But general labour isn't supposed to be a job that you do for 25 years and then retire from, nor is it a job that requires much training, hence my surprise to see the pay 60% over minimum wage.
I don't live in a big city at all 10k population, 6 hours north of Toronto , so Canada Post is pretty much the best usual shipping option we have. Not all online orders use Canada Post and many provide an option for other delivery options, although that may mean having to pay more for the alternative. Thomas, Owen Sound; Barrie; Ridgeway, Stevensville, Fonthill, Wainfleet, Niagara on the Lake, Port colborne, Thorold, Jordan, Station, Wellandport, Smithville, Lynden, Beamsville; London, Arthur; Ajax, Markham, Unionville, Richmond Hill, Stouffville, Thornhill, Whitby, Willowdale, Don Mills, Maple, Vaughan. Marie, Echo Bay, Wawa, White River. A proposal to cut labor costs by setting up a two-tier wage system, which would cut pay for new hires by about 25 percent and force them to work five years longer before retirement, is at the heart of the dispute with letter carriers.
Maple Ridge, Surrey, Chilliwack, Squamish, Langley, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Abbotsford, New Westminster, Mission and Hope and Aldergrove. Hajdu also wishes to fast-track the legislation to end the strikes as soon as possible. The government can regulate how you receive it based on geographic area but it can't restrict your access. On a , a Canadian small business owner was really worried about the strike since having to change to another delivery service, such as Puralator, would double their shipping costs, reducing their profits basically to zero. Before you start cheering and breaking out the credit cards to shop online, know that this doesn't mean you will actually get your packages on time. Canada Post has been delivering medical cannabis since 2013, and in some provinces such as Ontario, holds the only contract to deliver recreational weed. Canada Post warns customers that it is not able to honour delivery standards due to massive backlogs: — Canada Post canadapostcorp This information comes straight from Canada Post.
There was a brief that went out in the news around the 20th of June listing the final dates to have stuff shipped to have it arrive by today. I am not so entitled to feel that I deserve an increase in my salary simply because someone negotiated a collective agreement that said I'm going to get one. Earlier: What you need to know about a possible Canada Post strike. We will stay at the bargaining table and on the picket line for as long as it takes to get a fair deal for our members. Mail and parcels will not be delivered or picked up in Toronto during the rotating strike. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is in a position to begin strike action as of September 26 if their contract demands are not met. It is disturbing that the companies that now handle our money are multi million dollar corporations that give very little back to the community, have pulled out of most small rural areas and charge almost criminal amounts for the most mundane services all while paying little to nothing for the pleasure or using our money and have exposed our personal information to criminals and thugs.
And while letters have declined, online shopping has resulted in a dramatic increase in parcels. To understand what this means consider the following. If a job doesn't require any skill it should automatically be at minimum wage? Since Ontario was given as the example, I'll stick with it. To get a response before Christmas, the deadline for sending letters this year is Dec. Urban letter carriers are paid by the hour while their rural counterparts are paid based on the size of their route, which clocks in at less than the carriers make being paid hourly. Both sides should remain at the bargaining table until a settlement is reached, Hajdu said.
It may take another day to receive those cheetos you ordered on Amazon, as Canada Post is on strike for in the city. The union voted 94% in favour of a strike, in response. In Ontario: Scarborough delivery facilities, including the York Distribution Centre which processes parcels for the east portion of the Greater Toronto Area; Brantford, Guelph, Simcoe, Fort Erie, St. Meanwhile, strikes have ended in Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge, Alta. Do you think Canada Post, who are trying to act like a private business, is going to design routes that can be done in a shorter amount of time? There wages are below average for all trade skills which are hired. Ontario and Quebec hydro have also sent out similar notices to customers. As a result, customers could see delays of several days.
Labour Minister Patty Hajdu affirms this is not normal protocol, but considering the circumstances, introducing this legistation was a necessary final resort. True, some businesses say they have had to scramble to try to fill orders and receive payments that would usually be sent by mail, and some charities say they are missing out on donations. So every where continue to get paid except Alberta worker and they take turn. They would simply deliver via Purolator, a private courier that is 91% owned by Canada Post, but not under its union agreements. Since we do not collect user data, there is nothing for us to destroy if you decide to opt-out. Strikes also continue in St-Hyacinthe, Farnham, Rivière-du-Loup, Matane, Chibougamau and Côte-Nord region including Baie-Comeau, Que.
While email and digital communications have become the go-to form of connecting, if you wanted to send or receive a letter, birthday card, or care package in the mail, you'd be out of luck. In the current case, management is basically saying accept our cutbacks or we lock the door and starve it out of you. The public has no idea what we go through to make a living. These people are just like you and me, working to keep a roof over their head and food on the table for their families! When will Canada Post deliver my mail? As you work and learn you gain skills and you become more valuable, which should increase your pay. The Canada post corporation proposing to cut benefits and wages not the government. You will then be presented with the same consent screen next time you access the website if you opt-out. For both rural and urban carriers, the post office offered wage increases of 1.
In which the technical foremen are not in a position to enforce discipline or training of staff but are criminally culpable in the event of an accident or incident. Edmonton, Windsor, Halifax, and Victoria were all affected yesterday. Helping Santa with his letters is a long-standing tradition at Canada Post. If your temporary resident status e. They are a disorganized mess of a company. Which is different than a government funded industry like hospitals or schools. Rotating strikes continue in Belleville, Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston, Lindsay and Newmarket, Ont.
I can see a general labour job paying above minimum wage to offset the demands of physical labour and health risks that you wouldn't see in a retail clerk environment. Mail service will resume all across the country at noon Tuesday after the Senate passed legislation ordering an end to five weeks of rotating strikes by postal workers. I figured there would be some obligation for them not to, but a co-worker at my seasonal job fills in for carriers when needed, and said a local union head was paying him under the table to rough up anyone that tries to work as a scab. This puts the Union Leadership in an uncomfortable position. Wish the government could forcibly dissolve their union.