Monday, June 13, 2011

CUPW's Mr. Delusional: Bwahahahahaha!

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Denis Lemelin is President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). Around here, we prefer to refer to him as "Mr. Delusional".
On Monday, the union boss for nearly 50,000 Canada Post workers accused the Crown corporation of conducting a “partial lockout” by reducing mail delivery to three days a week in some cities and of having an ultimate goal of prompting back-to-work legislation.
Denis Lemelin, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, said at a news conference in Ottawa that these measures, which begin this week, will affect more people than his union’s rotating strikes have since they started more than a week ago.
“Last week, when they announced they would deliver the mail only three days a week, for us it’s really like . . . a partial lockout,” Lemelin said, adding the union believes Canada Post wants a general strike so they can pursue legislation from the Conservative government to force them back to work.
Canadians would clobber the Conservatives if they forced the posties back to work. We support CUPW's right to strike. Indefinitely. All summer long. Into the fall. Whatever. Strike until CUPE is thoroughly demoralized, defeated, defunded, and, finally... defuncted.
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8 comments:

WTF said...

You need to edit your topic title there Ball. Although CUPE is plenty delusional also!

RkBall said...

Thanks. I'll mention it to my headline writer!

RkBall said...

CUPE and CUPW are two sides of a bad dream...

Pissedoff said...

If the idiot thinks it is a partial lockout all he and his idiots have to do is wait until they are no longer needed at all. It will be full lockout care of the public.

Frances said...

Speak for yourself about a long strike. A lot of small businesses do depend upon Canada Post. I've been scrambling to minimize the impact on a couple of businesses I work for, but there is still going to be an impact. I'll be working at getting supplier invoices on-line, but that's not always possible, and paying them is going to get creative. There is a way to do it electronically, but the fun is getting the relevant info from vendors (other than utilities - they're okay) for electronic processing.

And I have yet to find another way to send out the reminder cards from a clinic. You know - the ones from your dentist, veterinarian, etc., reminding you it's time for a checkup, pet vaccines, and so forth.

RkBall said...

(Psst -- sorry Frances; I'm trying to scare CUPW.) In the US, we would get a quick telephone call reminding of an appointment. Maybe an email reminder? Is there an opportunity to work to save clients some postage here?

Frances said...

We'll be working on this. The biggie is going to be the reminders. Phone calls are generally to remind clients of an actual appointment, not that it's time to book one. I know I'd not be happy if I was getting phone reminders of "it's time for your checkup" on top of all the other calls that come in. And as for email, we'll have to see if the computer program which generates reminders by printing them on little post cards can be switched to email. That assumes we can get email addresses for everyone, and some good clients don't have email. But for sure we'll be working to minimize reliance on Canada Post.

RkBall said...

Frances -- I could be wrong, but, I think you're going to find there's a lot of good will on the part of people affected by the strike actions to adapt and get through it together. So, maybe a phone call saying, "we know there's a strike on, just want to let you know we are still here, and if you need to book an appointment during the strike action, we're here, give us a call. Or, maybe combine it with some kind of special offer, that makes the (unwanted) phone call more palatable and welcome.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"