Sunday, June 12, 2011

CUPW: If This is Monday, We Must (Not) Be In _________

March19'05: CUPW banner at Peace MarchImage by Grant Neufeld via Flickr
CUPW has so many mini-strikes happening you need a program to keep track of them all.

First, urban areas are now on a Monday - Wednesday - Friday schedule. As long as workers are not getting paid for not working, or having mail to process, I'm fine with this.

Then, there's the rotating strikes. Here's the schedule.

Corner Brook, Nfld.,
Fredericton, NB
Sydney, N.S.
Trois-Rivieres, Que.,
Sherbrooke, Que.,
Cornwall, Ont.,
Windsor, Ont.,
Niagara Falls, Ont.,
Nanaimo, B.C.

Of the towns mentioned, I've been to all 'cept Corner Brook and Nanaimo (but I LOVE Nanaimo bars!!).

As I've said, I think we should support CUPW's right to strike right to the bitter end. Let's help "stamp" out CUPW, and live to see that big "cancellation mark" over the CUPW logo. Give them a friendly wave and a honk. And let's be nice to postal workers who aren't CUPW zealots.

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Frances said...

I do books for several small companies who were in the habit of writing cheques to pay bills. Now, as far as I can, I'm going on-line to pay same, or making alternate arrangements. The companies will still need the postal service, but the volume has just dropped. If we can figure out how to send reminders to clients of one clinic (email not always an option), the volume will drop A LOT.

RkBall said...

Email/electronic is going to become the preferred option -- and this strike is going to be the impetus and catalyst.

Anonymous said...

The issures are not as clear as you may think. CUPW is only trying to make Canada Post (a crown corporation) abide by the labor code and Canada Post is responding by forcing lockouts and refusing to negotiate, and lying to the public about what's going on.

RkBall said...

Anon -- thanks for your input. Tell me this: why is the CUPW workers' pension fund under-funded by 3 billion dollars? Was it ever funded? Or has there always been this short-fall? What happened?

oxygentax said...

RKB, that's a good question - because if the pension fund is only in a shortfall because the markets dropped, then it's a non-issue.

For myself, I did my part by signing up ebills on everything, and stopping statements from everybody. Everything's online billed only and CUPW can lose more business.

Anonymous said...

CUPW is not losing business- Canada Post is, and CUPW workers are paying the price

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