(Closed) Canadian Bees, What's your Canada Post Strike plan?

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Post # 16
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Bumble bee

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soon2bamarriedlady:  Looks like they just gave the 72 hour notice of a lock out. FML. seriously.

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I’m just crossing my fingers that the strike is over ASAP. Im only sending out my STD’s so it’s not as urgent, but I would still like them to go out ASAP 😓

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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soon2bamarriedlady:  Hand-delivering the most that I can.  Otherwise, courier a bunch to one family to hand out to family members in that vicinity, lol.  It’s so frustrating this potential strike 🙁

Post # 20
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s not looking like a strike at the moment. It is a lockout.

It is the employer who has given 72 hr notice of locking out their employees.

Canada Post made $1.2 billion last year, yet they are asking their employees to take a rollback on benefits, when the cost of living is rising every year.

One of the things the union is trying to do is equalize the wages of suburban and rural workers, mostly women, who are paid less than urban workers, mostly men.  This alone deserves our support.

We will all find a way to cope if there is a shutdown of service. It’s not like the old days when there was literally only the telephone as an alternative to the mail for communication.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I don’t think it’s a HUGE deal, and I’d rather support the CP workers even if it means a slight inconvenience.

I’d imagine that once people find out about the strike they’ll reach out to you – ie phone call, text, email. As long as you get your RSVPs it shouldn’t matter how it is. And if by your deadline you still haven’t heard from people you can call.

Post # 22
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Sugar bee

Ughhhhhh…this is just lovely.

I’m still waiting on a few things to be delivered..including my tea ceremony dress 

Post # 24
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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soon2bamarriedlady:  Opinions are great but facts are better. You can look up a mail carrier’s wage on CUPW’s website and I guarantee that they don’t make anything close to what I make (I’m a nurse) even at their top level.

In this brief article you can see that the hourly rate of a mail carrier rages from $14.85 to $26.65/hr.

http://ca.indeed.com/cmp/Canada-Post/salaries

In BC, the nurses just finished their negotiations. The new contract has not been published yet but RN’s will receive a 5% increase on their previous contract, where a direct care nurse made between $36.6 and $44.87 per hour.

The pension issue is also not about changing to a system where both employees and employer contribute. They already do that. It is about the difference betweeen a defined benefits and defined contribution plan.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Las Palmas

Lock-out notice was extended until Monday night…

Invites are ready to mail, but I’m too scared to. I really hope they can find common ground very soon!

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I haven’t read all the previous replies, but we’re holding off on sending our Save-The-Date Cards until it’s resolved.  I have incredibly bad luck with Canada Post (lost cheques, delays, omg they are horrible), so I’d rather wait a few more weeks and have them out later than I would like, than sit around wondering if they’ve arrived.  I’ve also just applied for my new passport in person.

Side note – I got my Tragically Hip tickets on Friday THANK GOODNESS 🙂

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