Did you know Canada.. Starting May 25 we're going to have a lot of angry and frustrated people on our hands - why? Because if things don't get resolved Canada Post workers are eligible to walk off the job to strike as of May 24 at midnight.
Last month’s Canadian Union of Postal Workers, also known as CUPW, strike vote reached record numbers with 94.5 per cent of the 23,054 members that voted coming out in favour of a strike according to the union.
In 2007, Canada Post signed a 4 year agreement with CUPW without any labour disruptions. For 2007, 2008 and 2009 Canada Post was named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, as published in Maclean's magazine.
Negotiations between CUPW and Canada Post have been ongoing since October 2010, when the union served notice to begin bargaining, as a collective agreement between the two sides expired January 2011.
Wednesday May 18th at 10am The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is holding a press conference to advise the public that the union may exercise its right to strike next Wednesday, May 25 if it is unable to reach an agreement with Canada Post Corporation. The union and the corporation are at an impasse in bargaining on several key issues.
Are you worried about the disruption this could cause Canada? I am. Not only will there be problems for bills (not everyone is Internet savvy) but many make their living by shipping their products through Canada Post.