(Closed) So help me god…if Canada Post goes on strike.

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was planning on sending out my invites this week, and now I’m waiting till they get their shit together. There’s no way I want my invites/rsvp cards lost for god knows how long!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was worried about this too as mine went out later than I had hoped/planned (last week) but..

My mum works for the goverment and said they were briefed by a higher up that has nothing to do with their department about the contingency of a possible CP strike.

Because it is considered an essential service the cessation of service will last for about 2-5 days before the government steps in and forces both the corporation & union to figure out a situation where the bare minimum workers will ‘cross the line’ & resume service while they hash out an new contract.

..or at least that is what they heard from the powers that be.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

They have to give a 72 hour strike notice, and as of Sunday, they haven’t given one, so the strike definitely won’t happen (if it does) until Thursday at the soonest, so hopefully, that’s plenty of time for your invites to get to where they need to be!  My fingers are crossed for you though!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh my yes – I have so much wedding stuff coming my way (I buy waaay too much Etsy), and I know that some of my invites have not reached their destinations (which is bs because I mailed them last week Saturday), so they CANNOT go on strike.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m stressing… I unity candle and some RSVPs are in the mail, along with some things I bought on etsy.   I will freak out if they strike.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@missmouse29:  Thank you for that info!  That helps the anxiety.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m stressing too. I want them to so badly just not go on strike.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper

this sux, i was planning to send my thank you cards soon.  and then i have invites to mail at the end of june for my AHR!  

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Oh my gosh this is driving me nuts! I have to send my passport to get my PR, so if they strike while it is coming or going (although it should make it there a this point, fingers crossed), my passport is stuck in no man’s land b/c of CP! Oh and the processing office refuses to use anything but CP, so no FedEx, UPS, etc. Ack!

Sorry to all the ladies sending out their invites! I feel like CP just wants to prove their relevance and worth by making everything come to a standstill. Apparently the provinces will help get “essential” mail to people, but I think that means pension cheques and the like, not wedding invites (though they should be essential!).

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The challenge for the workers at Canada Post is that in today’s reality most people can manage just fine during a postal strike. You have many alternatives -courier, email , greyhound, etc. That makes it hard to run an effective job action.

Few people are dependent on Canada Post. Even those people depending on pension cheques can make arrangements for direct deposit.

The last strike at Canada Post lasted only 2 weeks before they were ordered back to work, so in the grand scheme of things, it’s no big deal.

I hope you give some thought to what the postal workers are angry about and the changes that Canada Post is asking for, not just take out personal anger on the posties.If it wasn’t for the people before us who had the courage to go on strike, most of us wouldn’t have the benefits we do today. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@julies1949: Yeah but the challenge is when you have wedding invitations (imo). I’m not going to fedex each one, I already bought the stamp, and I’m certainly not going to email everyone and let them know they’re invited.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I also mailed mine on friday as well! I hope they all get there!!!!!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

They have issued a 72 hour strike notice! :'( “Canada Post says the union representing 48,000 postal workers has served notice that it will strike at 11:59 p.m. Thursday” meaning no mail starting friday if they dont work something out!

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