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Canada Post workers vote in favour of strike action

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napoleonbot wrote:
Nov 21st, 2018 11:12 am

CP in fact not as competitive in parcel business compared to USP/FEDEX though their network is shared with puro and subsidized by tax.
Educate yourself before you spew bs.
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CP's parcel segment is accelerating...or, 2016 was so bad people deferred their shopping to 2017?!
https://www.statista.com/statistics/734 ... nada-post/

Page 80, the reported revenue supports it.
https://www.canadapost.ca/assets/pdf/ab ... ial_en.pdf

So CP should boost investments in automation/producitivy ASAP, not grinding more human meat to support an unsustainable operational model.
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Everyone knows Christmas is about gifts, not striking! You can strike anytime you want, but there is only 1 Christmas 2018 and they chose to ruin everyone's Christmas because of some petty bickering! The pettiness of dragging innocent people and their gifts that into it. It could be little Jonny's 1st Christmas or Grandpa something's last Christmas. Yes we can celebrate on love but gifts make it much better! :cheesygri
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They why do teach strike during the school year and not in the summer
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Why did CNE workers strike when the Toronto national exhibition was open
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aznnorth wrote:
Nov 19th, 2018 1:23 pm
Difference is China is a 1 party state. When the govt gives a GO, it's national asap. Shovel hits the ground in 2 weeks. Whereas here you have multiple buffoons at multiple levels of govt. Takes 10yrs of "studies" to put the shovel to the ground. Hell, North America STILL doesnt have a high speed rail. In the same time frame China already has a dozen major cities connected. Ridiculous! I was in Shenzhen and took 40 min on a high speed rail going to Guangzhou avg speed some 258 km/hr. Here, that's driving 3-4 hrs. *welp* :twisted:
Lol... hysterical.
Thanks for my daily laugh

One CANNOT Compare China to Canada

FACT:
Shenzhen - Population = 12.5 Million
Guangzhou - Population = 14.5 Million

TOTAL for just these 2 Cities = 27 Million

Lol, Canada doesn’t even have 1 city near those numbers
27 Million, good lord that’s about 75 % of our TOTAL population

Ain’t no one gonna invest major bucks into putting such a high speed train into Canada
There is no need for it... it would be empty
Honestly why do you think we have a 1970s rail system as it is ?
It’s too expensive to replace. And when it gets too expensive to maintain...
No doubt it will be gone.
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lolobutt wrote:
Nov 21st, 2018 9:05 pm
They why do teach strike during the school year and not in the summer
School is in session all year round. Anytime you strike there will be school going on! Also missing school might even be considered a bonus for students just like a vacation!

And the CNE isn't even necessary, people just go there because they are bored and have nothing to do.

But if your Christmas is ruined you will never forget ever! All those memories! It might be your last chance to give your grandpa a Christmas gift and he traveled all the way from BC to Toronto to see his grandchild! All ruined because of petty bickering like they can't take a month off from striking or something! Dragging innocent people through the dirt! It's like if someone is miserable and they want everyone to feel miserable too
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I enjoy the gifting part of Christmas, but if gifts not arriving somewhere is going to ruin Christmas for anybody you are doing Christmas wrong. It is a family holiday and there are plenty of ways to connect with family and enjoy the holiday. Plus the gifts will still arrive eventually.

If your orders are within Canada I think there might be some delays, but there still plenty of time to process. I had an order from the weekend already arrive via Canada Post, so stuff is still moving. International orders seem to have less priority, so if you are ordering cheap stuff from China you should really lower your expectations. That being said international orders at the best of times can still end up delayed longer than expected. If you are ordering stuff online with the intent to send it to people abroad maybe look at the option of sending it direct and/or using that country's local online retailer.
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https://ca.news.yahoo.com/newsalert-apo ... on-brknews
OTTAWA — The Trudeau government has introduced legislation to force an end to rotating strikes by Canada Post employees.

Labour Minister Patty Hajdu tabled the bill in the House of Commons today, just one day after a special mediator was re-appointed in an effort to reach contract agreements between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.
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JohnnyS71686 wrote:
Nov 20th, 2018 7:12 am
does it really matter at this point? its going to be so backed up it will take months to get anything, to late to fix.

(Too late to fix for the holidays at least)
The rotating strike started about a month ago. The press release states that in that time, the backlog has somehow gone beyond 30 days. Given that it is a rotating strike, affecting only 4-6 cities a day, how can it possibly have gotten that bad in one month?

I think that the press release was BS, meant to give the feds the push they needed to legislate.
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VicRav wrote:
Nov 22nd, 2018 10:48 am
I enjoy the gifting part of Christmas, but if gifts not arriving somewhere is going to ruin Christmas for anybody you are doing Christmas wrong. It is a family holiday and there are plenty of ways to connect with family and enjoy the holiday. Plus the gifts will still arrive eventually.
Very good points, our consumer society is overshadowing the meaning of Christmas. Instead of focusing on never ending materialistic greed, take the time to enjoy the company of those close to you.
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canehdianman wrote:
Nov 22nd, 2018 11:02 am
The rotating strike started about a month ago. The press release states that in that time, the backlog has somehow gone beyond 30 days. Given that it is a rotating strike, affecting only 4-6 cities a day, how can it possibly have gotten that bad in one month?
The backlog is only in the Toronto plant. Other parts of the country have almost no backlog.

That happened because the union targeted the Toronto plant for the rotating strike, because they wanted to hit e-commerce (such as Amazon and others shipping from Mississauga).

Also Canada Post is living and breathing out of the overtime work of their employees. So, I would say that the "no overtime" rule had more effect on the backlog than the rotating strikes themselves.
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thank goodness theyre going back to work. en oeuff is enough
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Similar news to above. I just like this guy's comment in the comments section. It's simply because that's what many people think.

It really doesn't matter who tells the under worked over paid posties to go back to work.
They are unskilled labor, who want to be paid like skilled professionals, who want entitlements beyond even the Federal Civil Services.
Time to close Canada Post, and really privatize it. Then the workers will actually have earn their living


Liberals table back-to-work bill for Canada Post carriers
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada ... MeZWincXpE
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ludwig3 wrote:
Nov 22nd, 2018 12:50 pm
Similar news to above. I just like this guy's comment in the comments section. It's simply because that's what many people think.

It really doesn't matter who tells the under worked over paid posties to go back to work.
They are unskilled labor, who want to be paid like skilled professionals, who want entitlements beyond even the Federal Civil Services.
Time to close Canada Post, and really privatize it. Then the workers will actually have earn their living


Liberals table back-to-work bill for Canada Post carriers
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada ... MeZWincXpE
Justin just stabbed the union in the back. So much for supporting collective bargaining, you've gotta love it. Only Justin can turn a situation like this into one where everyone involved looses. Next he'll be claiming a victory just like did with USMCA.

Too late as many international vendors have already stopped shipping to Canada. This legislation should have been tabled weeks ago rather than pushing it through in a last minute rush.

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