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Newbie
Jun 26, 2018
25 posts
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Toronto West
This upcoming week will be interesting. I’m sure many routes will fall (further) behind.
Trudeau has threatened our collective bargaining actions.
The mediator predictably failed.
CUPW has threatened to take the rotating strike to the next level.

It’s stressful living through this dude. Like, kumbuyah and hold hands and let’s all just agree to hook up the workers and move on.
Jr. Member
Jul 2, 2018
191 posts
108 upvotes
Dan8142 wrote: This upcoming week will be interesting. I’m sure many routes will fall (further) behind.
I'm curious: When things are as backed up as they are getting now, is there still a priority assigned to parcels based on their shipping type, once you do tackle those piles? For example does an Xpresspost parcel still get through before the plain old mail, or does the priority go out the window during rotating strikes?
Sr. Member
Dec 13, 2016
752 posts
385 upvotes
Vancouver plant has been down all weekend? Even if they start back up tomorrow, still a slow day right? Assuming the rest of the lower mainland doesn’t go down as well.
Deal Addict
May 22, 2015
1074 posts
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Vancouver
Progatron wrote: I'm curious: When things are as backed up as they are getting now, is there still a priority assigned to parcels based on their shipping type, once you do tackle those piles? For example does an Xpresspost parcel still get through before the plain old mail, or does the priority go out the window during rotating strikes?
I noticed that Expresspost (1st class) now show up on the PDT download as a priority. Expedited (2nd class) still has a 3-5 day guarantee but they're not issuing refunds for late shipping during the strike.

So I assume the new priority is: CMB /SLB clearance scan > Flyer section > Register/Priority/First class parcel > 2nd class parcel > Regular / no scan parcel > 1st & 2nd class lettermail > publications / flats then 3rd class adressed admail.

Honestly, **** it, prioritize CMB's and flyers, switch to parcels only around 5 hours in if your clearances are done, put non scan apartnent panels and door to door on a 3 day rotation. This week is gonna be brutal if you're in BC and Alberta, especially if they strike the depots mid week and keep the plant running. Thank god there's no snow or ice yet.
Newbie
Nov 11, 2018
7 posts
5 upvotes
Your text to link here...

Not sure if I'm reading this right, but if you go to section 108.1 (1) in the above link, it looks like the Labour Minister can decide to let the members of the Union vote on the last offer the corporation presented. Would that not be better than being legislated back to work and getting an even worse offer?
Jr. Member
Nov 12, 2017
196 posts
195 upvotes
jmomccxx wrote: Vancouver plant has been down all weekend? Even if they start back up tomorrow, still a slow day right? Assuming the rest of the lower mainland doesn’t go down as well.
If they don't go back by midnight, I'm sure the entire west coast is only going to deliver whatever had arrived the depot.
Parcels and admail shouldn't be affected.
dilbertojonesy wrote: So are evening/nightshift workers getting the same hourly as day shift now?
Yes,
Anything other than your base wage is gone.
No shift premium, no gloves allowance, no 4% in lieu, etc.
Jr. Member
Oct 23, 2017
147 posts
65 upvotes
leyland1989 wrote: If they don't go back by midnight, I'm sure the entire west coast is only going to deliver whatever had arrived the depot.
Parcels and admail shouldn't be affected.



Yes,
Anything other than your base wage is gone.
No shift premium, no gloves allowance, no 4% in lieu, etc.
Is this because there is no current contract?
I was told I would be getting $1.40 per hour for night premium.
Newbie
Jun 20, 2016
97 posts
62 upvotes
yeah, you would be making that and others a whole host of other items but for the fact we are working without a contract.

that's what you get when you sign a blank cheque for cupw
Newbie
Sep 20, 2018
89 posts
85 upvotes
bonaire wrote: Is this because there is no current contract?
I was told I would be getting $1.40 per hour for night premium.
$1.40 night shift premium, what a joke. So an extra $11 a day for a shift that’ll take years off your life, just insulting.

In my previous life they used to pay a 50% premium for night shift and 33.3% for rotating 3 shifts.
Newbie
Jun 20, 2016
97 posts
62 upvotes
RSMC1234 wrote: $1.40 night shift premium, what a joke. So an extra $11 a day for a shift that’ll take years off your life, just insulting.

In my previous life they used to pay a 50% premium for night shift and 33.3% for rotating 3 shifts.
go back then
Deal Addict
Oct 16, 2014
1819 posts
1373 upvotes
at the chiropractors
Progatron wrote: I'm curious: When things are as backed up as they are getting now, is there still a priority assigned to parcels based on their shipping type, once you do tackle those piles? For example does an Xpresspost parcel still get through before the plain old mail, or does the priority go out the window during rotating strikes?
operationally, things are the same. If there is somebody working, priority is handled first....
Sometimes the truth hurts. The other times it hurts worse....
Deal Addict
Oct 16, 2014
1819 posts
1373 upvotes
at the chiropractors
Dude31 wrote: Your text to link here...

Not sure if I'm reading this right, but if you go to section 108.1 (1) in the above link, it looks like the Labour Minister can decide to let the members of the Union vote on the last offer the corporation presented. Would that not be better than being legislated back to work and getting an even worse offer?
You can only force a vote on a final offer once.....
Sometimes the truth hurts. The other times it hurts worse....
Newbie
Nov 24, 2017
40 posts
54 upvotes
GTA
Tomorrow is going to be stellar. The regular buildup of a 3-day weekend compounded with at least 2 days backlog of cumulative manual + sequenced due to the current no-OT protocol.

Lots of work, lots of laughs, lots of parcel mountains spilling off carts. Lots of temps wandering around who don’t know how to navigate PDTs and can't get in the building while they're loading their trucks because they don't have ID cards.

I sincerely hope appropriate pressure is being applied to the Corp, although somehow I don’t imagine corporate executives wringing their hands with anxiety and saying, “Wow, look how much stuff is building up, we were really wrong about this all along, these guys are definitely getting the shaft, I guess we should re-think our current position?”

Who knows what’s actually going on. I hope we win. Have a good Tuesday everybody

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