The ground has shifted for Canada Post workers

PostmanThere’s a new shopping and entertainment district opening in Edmonton this summer.

It should serve as a warning to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).

Huh!? What has that got to do with postal workers?

Bear with me a minute.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Your postal workers can legally strike?

    • No one cares now but there was a time when they held the country hostage on a regular basis. They remain a hated union, anti-israel, commie to the core.

      • terrence22

        I doubt that many of them can understand the consequences of a strike – and insisting on obscene, TAXPAYER funded pensions. And, how most Canadians feel about THEM going on strike, or continuing to ask for, more, MORE!

      • Shebel

        Jean Claude Parrot -the French Guy that held Canadians Hostage –just before Santa could arrive.
        Now we got Justin, that will sell us out and Santa will be illegal because it might OFFEND his new masters.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I remember that bastard.
          And I was just a kid.

          • Shebel

            He really was one hateful fucker.
            He enjoyed his POWER.
            He spoiled Christmas way back then.
            Screw Canada Post.
            You Reap what you Sew.

          • Miss Trixie

            … um … sow 🙂

          • Shebel

            I could have been playing Madame Defarge.

          • Miss Trixie

            LOL! Sewing tirelessly pour la revolution! 😀

          • Shebel

            Over and over and over—–Justin, Justin, Justin-
            Endlessly and forever.

    • ntt1

      yes they can its just that ;as always nobody will notice.

      • Clausewitz

        Nothing of importance comes in the mail. About the only change I see is that my recycling box isn’t full of useless excess paper.

    • As far as I know, all Government workers here can legally strike. It could be the death of our country. I remember when the RCMP was on strike in Winnipeg back in 2001 — happened just before 9/11.

      • Alain

        That is why in a normal country public service unions do not exist and are not allowed. Furthermore only in Canada are public servants forced to pay union dues even if they do not want to be a union member.

    • Brett_McS

      Don’t they just take sickies on rainy days? /Newman!

    • Alain

      Yes, started in the 60s with violent wildcat illegal strikes in Quebec and since the government and the courts decided to just make striking legal.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I think our federal government reserves the right to use deadly force if such a thing were to ever happen here.

  • J. C.

    I hope my recent Ebay purchase arrives before they walk out, but if not… Oh, well. T’was only $15.

    • Maggat

      Same here.

  • ntt1

    I clear out my PO box just once a week now, its usually weighty missives from the CRA explaining that i don’t owe anything, flyers from cambodian tire and lies from our ottawashed liberal representative. I now pay all bills whilst in my underwear draped in a cat or two and a nice scotch at hand. it almost makes bill paying pleasurable.For me; Posties canada died years ago, with jean claude parrot,. never to return.
    This strike will cut into one of their remaining revenue generators;their parcel delivery as more reliable delivery firms are found.

    • Waffle

      The postman always rings twice, but now he may not be coming at all. Who cares?

    • Surele Surele

      Even with a diminished volume of mail, our mailman (person, woman… I don’t really know or care) manages to deliver our neighbors’ mail into our mailbox and vice versa. And there are weeks with noting in the mailbox too. The real estate agent delivers his fliers himself, same with the TDSB candidate, just as an example. Few flyers here and there is all.

  • Spatchcocked

    There’s a postie of my acquaintance that I detest….DETEST!

    I hope they bury those overpaid dogfuckers……it’s personal see….

  • canminuteman

    I get one monthly magazine subscription, and bills.z This will be the impetus I need to get all my bills emailed to me. But even then it does’t matter. I pay them over the phone once a month. I know approximately how much I will owe so I just pay a bit more than that every month and build up a credit.

  • Shebel

    Is it even legal to lay these useless people off ?
    Or do we just have to keep paying them forever?
    If we got to keep paying them—-
    Then they may all well keep pretending to provide a Service that –
    Nobody needs.

  • Marxist-led Unions always end up digging their own graves. Because the leadership’s ultimate goal isn’t worker’s rights, it’s the destruction of “evil capitalism”. We’ve seen that everywhere where Unions are led by Marxists.

    Naomi Klein’s documentary on factory workers in Argentina comes to mind, where the workers admitted that they “got too greedy” under that sort of ideological leadership, hence bankrupting the factories and destroying the workers’ jobs. (Naturally the commie pinko Klein didn’t translate that portion of her documentary because it would show the real culprit, but if you understand Spanish you can clearly hear the workers recognizing their mistake).

    • Clausewitz

      Most unions do nothing more than price themselves out of their jobs.

  • JoKeR

    Damned, if I had thought of this I could have found out if anybody would ship large fish by mail from the US… so they could sit in the Canada Post warehouse for a month.

    I wanted to invest in the Stank of America! 🙂

  • Shebel

    The Posties don’t want ‘arbitration ‘ because they are a afraid they might lose.
    Cops -Win at arbitration—way more than they expect.
    Firemen -Win way more at arbitration—way more than should get.
    It is ALL Politics.

    • Concerned Canadian

      Arbitration is usually a losing proposition for the taxpayer. The Arbitrator chosen generally is a leftist professor. Why I do not understand. I suspect this method is a copt out for the government bureaucrats who can then say it was not us who caved in.

  • ghost of benghazi

    UPS and Fedx send thanks all around to the Canadian Postal Workers.

  • xavier

    Wait a minute doesn’the Canada post deliver Amazon’s packages in Canada?

    If so we’ll see an expansion of the Amazonian drone force coming to Canadian skies very soon

    • Alain

      My own experience has been that even without the treat of a postal strike, most of my orders from Amazon are delivered by UPS. I prefer that since it comes right to the door, whereas anything sent by Canada Post results in getting a notice in my mailbox telling me I have to travel into town to collect it.