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Old 08-26-2016, 06:05 AM   #76
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It doesn't matter what we say, it's out of our control. It's an inconvenience for everybody, but what can we do?.

My pension is deposited automatically to my bank account, so for me, meh.

As a stamp collector, meh. It may actually be a good thing. Newly released stamps not getting out to public................ hmmmmm.
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I've held off on buying anything online at the moment...
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I've held off on buying anything online at the moment...
Or buy everything from the states and ship to PR/Blaine/Sumas. And get some cheap gas to offset the pickup cost.
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Or buy everything from the states and ship to PR/Blaine/Sumas. And get some cheap gas to offset the pickup cost.
Trying to buy an item on eBay and I have to pay for shipping regardless for this particular item. Rather ship to my house than to Blaine/PR since I'm already paying shipping. Damn Canada Post
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Why did I not come in here first..I just shipped something with Canada Post
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hmm I have a high-priced merchandise I need to send back ....already got the prepaid return label
send it off so it's at least in the system or just wait until they go back to work?

edit: Timpo with misleading bolded texts...only 72h notice to legally strike...walk-out is not written in the stones yet

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eBay is urging business owners to write letters to the PM to persuade the feds to put forth back to work legislation for Canada Post if the labour dispute is not resolved soon.

E-commerce giant urges businesses to write PM over Canada Post dispute - NEWS 1130

The problem is that Parliament doesn't resume until three weeks later.


OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – E-commerce giant eBay urged Canadian businesses on Monday to write to the prime minister and demand a legislated end to the labour dispute at Canada Post as a threatened work disruption was once again put on hold.

Launch of the letter-writing campaign came as contract negotiations between the Crown agency and its biggest union stretched into overtime.

While government officials expressed optimism that a 24-hour extension of the talks would break a months-long impasse over pensions and wages, small and medium-sized businesses have heard it before, said eBay Canada managing director Andrea Stairs.

“Negotiations are ongoing, but we don’t see a solution coming down the pipe,” Stairs said in a telephone interview. “So we really felt it was time for the prime minister to get involved.”

The letter, emailed to eBay sellers and addressed to Justin Trudeau’s Langevin Block office in Ottawa, encourages the prime minister to “explore legislative solutions to the current situation” at Canada Post and warns that businesses are being harmed by uncertainty about whether parcels will be delivered.

“EBay sellers, like other small and medium businesses across Canada, have been dealing with this uncertainty for months,” the letter states. “We have been forced to adapt our businesses and make other shipping arrangements for our goods.”

Canada Post has been bargaining with its employees for over nine months, but both sides were far apart as of late last week on key issues including pension changes for new employees and pay scales for rural postal workers.

Talks continued over the weekend with the aid of a special mediator and threatened job action by the union’s 51,000 members was halted under a 24-hour extension aimed at reaching a last-minute agreement before midnight Monday night.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers had announced on the weekend it would begin job action on Monday by having its members refuse to work overtime on a rotating basis, starting in Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

But the plan was halted when both sides agreed to a request for more time from the mediator, who was brought into the dispute Friday.

Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk welcomed the extension of the talks as “an encouraging sign of ongoing progress and a renewed determination to negotiate a new collective agreement.”

In a release issued by her office early Monday, the minister said she would remain focused on supporting the ongoing negotiations and would continue to monitor the situation closely.

CUPW national president Mike Palecek previously said that the union’s planned job action would have little effect on Canada Post customers, noting mail would still be delivered.

Jon Hamilton with Canada Post disagreed with that assessment, warning in a phone interview that the threat of job action was creating uncertainty for customers and would have a huge impact on the business “whether the union likes it or not.”

The federal government hasn’t raised the possibility of legislation to end the contract dispute. During the summer, the prime minister all but ruled out back-to-work legislation to end a threatened lockout of its workers by Canada Post and has repeatedly expressed confidence that a negotiated settlement could be reached.

OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – E-commerce giant eBay urged Canadian businesses on Monday to write to the prime minister and demand a legislated end to the labour dispute at Canada Post as a threatened work disruption was once again put on hold.

Launch of the letter-writing campaign came as contract negotiations between the Crown agency and its biggest union stretched into overtime.

While government officials expressed optimism that a 24-hour extension of the talks would break a months-long impasse over pensions and wages, small and medium-sized businesses have heard it before, said eBay Canada managing director Andrea Stairs.

“Negotiations are ongoing, but we don’t see a solution coming down the pipe,” Stairs said in a telephone interview. “So we really felt it was time for the prime minister to get involved.”

The letter, emailed to eBay sellers and addressed to Justin Trudeau’s Langevin Block office in Ottawa, encourages the prime minister to “explore legislative solutions to the current situation” at Canada Post and warns that businesses are being harmed by uncertainty about whether parcels will be delivered.

“EBay sellers, like other small and medium businesses across Canada, have been dealing with this uncertainty for months,” the letter states. “We have been forced to adapt our businesses and make other shipping arrangements for our goods.”

Canada Post has been bargaining with its employees for over nine months, but both sides were far apart as of late last week on key issues including pension changes for new employees and pay scales for rural postal workers.

Talks continued over the weekend with the aid of a special mediator and threatened job action by the union’s 51,000 members was halted under a 24-hour extension aimed at reaching a last-minute agreement before midnight Monday night.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers had announced on the weekend it would begin job action on Monday by having its members refuse to work overtime on a rotating basis, starting in Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

But the plan was halted when both sides agreed to a request for more time from the mediator, who was brought into the dispute Friday.

Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk welcomed the extension of the talks as “an encouraging sign of ongoing progress and a renewed determination to negotiate a new collective agreement.”

In a release issued by her office early Monday, the minister said she would remain focused on supporting the ongoing negotiations and would continue to monitor the situation closely.

CUPW national president Mike Palecek previously said that the union’s planned job action would have little effect on Canada Post customers, noting mail would still be delivered.

Jon Hamilton with Canada Post disagreed with that assessment, warning in a phone interview that the threat of job action was creating uncertainty for customers and would have a huge impact on the business “whether the union likes it or not.”

The federal government hasn’t raised the possibility of legislation to end the contract dispute. During the summer, the prime minister all but ruled out back-to-work legislation to end a threatened lockout of its workers by Canada Post and has repeatedly expressed confidence that a negotiated settlement could be reached.

Parliament doesn’t resume sitting for another three weeks
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What can Justin Trudeau exactly do though?

Does he have an authority over Canada Post exectives/management and/or the Postal Workers Union?
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He can do what Harper did and legislate Canada Post back to work saying its an essential service. The courts already said that was illegal so he will probably not do it.

The union does not want to strike, it does not have the money to pay the members if it drags out too long.
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What's the difference between Canada Post and Purolator/FedEx/UPS?

Are we freaking out Canada Post is going on strike because it's the cheapest shipping option out there?

I know that eBay buyers love Canada Post because there's no brokerage fee. (aka BS fee)

What happens when the seller ships using USPS? Is it going to be handed over to Canada Post?

And I believe all the government issued postage will be handled by Canada Post? Because I don't think Purolator/FedEx/UPS handle government mails.
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ok so it's Monday and they're not on Strike yet...were they bluffing or what?

Canada Post?s ongoing labour dispute leaves Canadians frustrated - National | Globalnews.ca
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Just kill Canada Post already. Useless. I don't know why people that have no leverage go on strike.

We swapped to Purolator and haven't noticed the difference.
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Just kill Canada Post already. Useless. I don't know why people that have no leverage go on strike.

We swapped to Purolator and haven't noticed the difference.
Purolator is owned by Canada Post... maybe that's why you haven't noticed a difference in service.

You want to get rid of the cheapest and most comprehensive delivery service available throughout our country just because they have almost, and still might not inconvenience you by going on strike. That totally makes sense.

For what it's worth to those who haven't had the opportunity to educate themselves on this important issue, Canada Post has posted profits during 20 of the last 22 years and costs the Canadian tax payer absolutely nothing to operate.

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Just kill Canada Post already. Useless. I don't know why people that have no leverage go on strike.
Personally I believe there should always be one government owned postal company. It doesn't have to be the best one, but it should always be available. Especially since they're the only ones that don't try to completely screw everyone over with those b/s brokerage fees.
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At least with Canada Post, I don't need to drive to a warehouse on Sea Island to pick up a parcel if I missed the delivery.
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Brokerage fees from Purolator, UPS, FedEx, and DHL are complete bull.
$60 brokerage fee for a $10 tax on a $200 product is highway robbery.

I use Canada Post over other couriers all the time.
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Purolator is owned by Canada Post... maybe that's why you haven't noticed a difference in service.

You want to get rid of the cheapest and most comprehensive delivery service available throughout our country just because they have almost, and still might not inconvenience you by going on strike. That totally makes sense.

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This labour dispute is bad timing for me. I won a $60 movie gift card after entering an online contest.

The sponsor back in Ontario told me that I am supposed to receive the gift card this week.

-really hoping that gift card was sent to me through private courier.
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i might actually save some money cus i'm holding off buying anything online til this is resolved lol
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Dumb question -- so what happens during the time when Canada Post is on strike? Say if I have mail / parcel from overseas being sent to me through the external country's regular mail system (so it is not a courier). Would the mail / parcel just get held up at Canada Post's receiving facilities? Or would they get sent back to the sender?
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i might actually save some money cus i'm holding off buying anything online til this is resolved lol
This will all be moot when Amazon drones blot out the sun...
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