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timetotellthetruth wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 5:08 pm
Well, those who voted have given the union the mandate to negotiate for their program of demands, so let the disaster begin. I am just going to bend over right now, in preparation for getting......hosed?
http://www.cupw.ca/en/votes-demands-0
Maybe the company will offer a fair offer..lol
But would it matter...the union can get better just like the past 2 contracts...LOL
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Oct 16, 2014
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airmail wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 8:18 pm
Maybe the company will offer a fair offer..lol
But would it matter...the union can get better just like the past 2 contracts...LOL
Well, to be fair, the second last contract was unwinnable as it was rammed down our throats by anti union Harper. The company tried the same BS in the last contract, but seemed to forget that their golden ticket was punted out of office. Despite many threats, they started to realize that Trudeau was not going to bail them out, and they actually had to start negotiating with some kind of good faith. It is possible that they won't be quite as aggressive this time round, but I don't really have my hopes up. Hey, maybe the union will actually realize that letter carriers exist this time, but I don't have my hopes up for that either.... It is going to be another long year.....sigh. And after that short 2 year deal, we will once again have to deal with the public thinking we are always on strike (which we know is a complete falsehood....)....
Sometimes the truth hurts. The other times it hurts worse....
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Oct 16, 2014
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Hugh Jass wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 7:10 pm
Dream on
lol, yes, hopes and dreams, that's all we got. Well, that and catalogues disguised as flyers....
Sometimes the truth hurts. The other times it hurts worse....
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Aug 12, 2017
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Uniondude wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 12:10 pm
Are you familiar with the duties of an LCA? I’m an LCA, so I’d be interested to know what we do from your perspective.
I thought most LCA were basically letter carriers working as floaters..taking out parcels for signatures doing RPO runs and such...(I am very green so could be wrong) perhaps he is confusing clerks and LCA?
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May 2, 2012
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STONEY CREEK
CanadaProud wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 4:40 pm
I thought most LCA were basically letter carriers working as floaters..taking out parcels for signatures doing RPO runs and such...(I am very green so could be wrong) perhaps he is confusing clerks and LCA?
LCAs dispatch parcels, A/Os, householders, prepare outgoing mail and parcels. They can also deliver if needed as an extension or overtime because they are group 2 employees.

It can be a tough job in its own right, but after being an LCA, P04 and LC, I enjoy LC the most.
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Nov 9, 2017
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hi bleys007. i missed a call to come for a chritmas assignment at canada post. please when do you think i can receive call for similar assignments? this is one month after my training with no call from ecclipse.
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LCAs in our depot basically put the mail on the end-of-aisle carts and count flyers. I've filled in for them on lots of occasions and it's very easy. Only things I don't like about it is the fact that it's indoors ( I've spent my whole working life outdoors) and you have to do a full 8hrs.
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Hugh Jass wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 7:36 pm
LCAs in our depot basically put the mail on the end-of-aisle carts and count flyers. I've filled in for them on lots of occasions and it's very easy. Only things I don't like about it is the fact that it's indoors ( I've spent my whole working life outdoors) and you have to do a full 8hrs.
Who does parcels and householders?
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pike18 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 8:40 pm
Who does parcels and householders?
I mentioned flyers. Parcels are done by clerks.
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Sep 27, 2015
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Toronto, ON
adesam2003 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 7:32 pm
hi bleys007. i missed a call to come for a chritmas assignment at canada post. please when do you think i can receive call for similar assignments? this is one month after my training with no call from ecclipse.
I think very soon you will receive their call again, December is the time they need people most.
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Sep 27, 2015
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Hugh Jass wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 9:27 pm
I mentioned flyers. Parcels are done by clerks.
I think it depends on the time of your shift too, some LCA do help out sorting parcels to the walks in the morning.
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Sep 27, 2015
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Toronto, ON
CanadaProud wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 4:40 pm
I thought most LCA were basically letter carriers working as floaters..taking out parcels for signatures doing RPO runs and such...(I am very green so could be wrong) perhaps he is confusing clerks and LCA?
Some depot make RLC to do the floater jobs, or make the RLC to cover LCA who is on vacation.
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Feb 24, 2015
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Courtice, ON
Any ocre rsmc here? On average how often do you find yourself working? Realize it can vary, more days around Christmas season and so forth. However outside the season, what's your average days working? Once a week, twice, not for weeks at at time etc? Started training last week and shadowing a rsmc this week. I've read sooooo many terrible things about being a ocre rsmc that I'm constantly wondering if I've made the correct decision. Looking to hear from current or past ocre rsmc.
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Aug 12, 2017
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adesam2003 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 7:32 pm
hi bleys007. i missed a call to come for a chritmas assignment at canada post. please when do you think i can receive call for similar assignments? this is one month after my training with no call from ecclipse.
I went a month after training as well but my depot does not us eclipse...I just did 4 days of Clerk training (ugh 4:30am-8:30am) but this week I do Tues-Fri RLC. of course seeing how it has been a month since my LC on street and it will be my first solo day (after a long weekend I might add) so I am sure you will get a call soon as even my smaller depot has been talking about starting to work weekends...and my guess a lot more personal days and vacations in the next few weeks.

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