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Canada Post workers vote in favour of strike action

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I wasnt as worried about actually receiving the mail. I am thinking the company shipping is using the postal strike as an excuse. I have an Oct. 24th electronic shipping notice submitted at 9 AM on my tracking info. Thats the only update. I would assume that in almost a week that Canada post should have at least been able to pickup the package? Not necessarily that it would have arrived to me yet.
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str8jkt wrote:
Oct 30th, 2018 6:45 pm
I wasnt as worried about actually receiving the mail. I am thinking the company shipping is using the postal strike as an excuse. I have an Oct. 24th electronic shipping notice submitted at 9 AM on my tracking info. Thats the only update. I would assume that in almost a week that Canada post should have at least been able to pickup the package? Not necessarily that it would have arrived to me yet.
It's pretty common that they update the delivery process in bulk. First day, there's nothing. Second day, there's nothing again. But then third or fourth day, you can see the updates of the past couple days of the process.
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Are there some cities or places that are NOT participating a rotating strike?
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ludwig3 wrote:
Nov 1st, 2018 6:54 pm
Are there some cities or places that are NOT participating a rotating strike?
As in by choice ?
Not that I have heard of... and it’s a strong union... so that would be unlikely / not fly

Believe that the rotation is as the word says... rotating

It’s hitting different cities on different days
(A few places have been back-to-back days as well)

And some cities are going to see more walk outs because they have more employees or have more KEY Postal locations ... especially Parcel Depots
(Remember Parcel is now the biggest piece of the pie @ Canada Post ... so Parcel Depots naturally is going to see more hits and ways of disrupting business).
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PointsHubby wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2018 6:18 pm
As in by choice ?
Not that I have heard of... and it’s a strong union... so that would be unlikely / not fly

Believe that the rotation is as the word says... rotating

It’s hitting different cities on different days
(A few places have been back-to-back days as well)

And some cities are going to see more walk outs because they have more employees or have more KEY Postal locations ... especially Parcel Depots
(Remember Parcel is now the biggest piece of the pie @ Canada Post ... so Parcel Depots naturally is going to see more hits and ways of disrupting business).
You mean, postal workers of a certain city or place can't make a choice of their own?
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ludwig3 wrote:
Nov 4th, 2018 8:49 pm
You mean, postal workers of a certain city or place can't make a choice of their own?
Correct. It's all up to National.
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XpressPost 2-day $18 [Thumbs up!] /s
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I ordered from amazon and they used canada post, it arrived in 3-4 days
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Bought an Apple Pencil off some guy on kijiji from London. It’s been in Mississauga since Nov 1. Every day I get the god damn ‘your package may be delayed due to labour disruption’ tracking update. Now it’s scheduled for delivery on Thursday.

So one week to go like 40km at most. Must be coming via wheelchair.
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Circuit wrote:
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XpressPost 2-day $18 [Thumbs up!] /s

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Wow that’s brutal.

My package has been making the epic journey from Mississauga to Burlington since Nov 1st.
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I would say that my package got delayed a day, due to strike action in Quebec.
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airmail wrote:
Oct 27th, 2018 12:32 pm
WRONG....Canada Post carriers actually are the least paid because cupw is more focused on world peace, hybrid vehicles and postal banking.

“This isn’t just about wages and benefits – postal workers are negotiating for climate leadership and expanded services that improve the lives of everyone in this country,” said Megan Whitfield, CUPW Toronto Local President.

UPS 30.51. In 2020 31.79
Purolator and Fedex are also approx 2 dollars more an hour.
Where did you get your info about FedEx and Purolator salaries? When I looked up salaries it looked like CP was getting around$19-$20 compared to Purolator/FedEx $14-$15.
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ChrisS489 wrote:
Nov 7th, 2018 7:37 am
Where did you get your info about FedEx and Purolator salaries? When I looked up salaries it looked like CP was getting around$19-$20 compared to Purolator/FedEx $14-$15.
You're quoting starting pay, airmail was quoting top rate for drivers.
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Hugh Jass wrote:
Nov 7th, 2018 1:04 pm
You're quoting starting pay, airmail was quoting top rate for drivers.
Ahhh. Ok.
I see that FEDEX salaries as a courier is approx. $32000 to $50000 for a truck driver vs. $42,000-$47,000 for courier at CP. I'm getting this information from "indeed" website. Looks to me CP is still slightly more. UPS is $24000-32000; it actually says $311,949 for courier but something tells me that an error.
These are all averages.

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