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#41 Sparky

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 12:44 PM

I was kinda hoping that this labour dispute would last much longer.

The business world would then apply electronic processes that would eliminate the need for mail.

Perhaps the back to work legislation is intended to protect both the workers and the corporation from themselves.......not nessesarily from each other.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 05:46 PM

Wow, my UPS driver must really like his job. He tried to drop off a package this morning and I missed him, and just returned now at 6:45 to try again.

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#43 Mike K.

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 03:27 PM

Globe and Mail reports that the mail will be delivered on Tuesday.

I can only imagine how long this debacle would have taken if the government hadn't stepped in.

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 07:06 PM

^For some, the Canadian labour dispute was not long enough.

Here is a piece that looks at the mail system in other countries.

http://www.downsizin...-postal-service

#45 LJ

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 08:42 PM

I can see mail delivery reduced to 3 times a week max, and CP reducing their letter carrier workforce by a third.

Wouldn't bother me to see it go to once a week.
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#46 Mike K.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 10:30 AM

Postal workers are still striking at the depot on Glanford Ave.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 07:46 PM

Postal workers are still striking at the depot on Glanford Ave.


They had the right to strike until 24 hours after the legislation had been given royal assent, which means until late this afternoon.
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#48 larrobb

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 07:41 PM

"Postal workers are still striking at the depot on Glanford Ave. "


no, they were locked out by Canada Post and not allowed inside to do their job. big difference.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 08:43 PM

^not really. The lockout was cancelled as soon as the legislation was signed, if they are still out it is their choice.
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 08:31 AM

I got some mail yesterday. Bills mostly. But I did get a flyer for a Canadian Tire sale which ended June 23rd.

I wonder if Canada Post will be providing refunds or service credits to companies who have mailed out time sensitive pieces?

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 08:50 AM

I got some mail yesterday. Bills mostly. But I did get a flyer for a Canadian Tire sale which ended June 23rd.

I wonder if Canada Post will be providing refunds or service credits to companies who have mailed out time sensitive pieces?


Yes. That's unaddressed admail, and it comes with delivery guarantees. Other general mail doesn't. I'm not sure the cost of producing the piece is covered, but I'm sure a large company like CT has more than just standard agreements with CP.
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#52 Nparker

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:47 AM

Yes. That's unaddressed admail, and it comes with delivery guarantees.


Quite frankly if I never received another piece of unaddressed mail I wouldn't be the least bit distressed. Yesterday, my mailbox was full with nothing but this unwanted junk which I immediately tossed into my condo's recycling bin...where, I might add, I have to pay to have it taken away.:mad:

#53 LJ

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 07:18 PM

Quite frankly if I never received another piece of unaddressed mail I wouldn't be the least bit distressed. Yesterday, my mailbox was full with nothing but this unwanted junk which I immediately tossed into my condo's recycling bin...where, I might add, I have to pay to have it taken away.:mad:


All you have to do is opt out by putting a little sign on your mailbox stating "no unaddressed mail" and they won't leave any for you.

I've done this for the last two years and it works wonders.
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#54 Mike K.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:45 AM

Today is the 8th business day after the CP strike. We have yet to receive important mail that was to be delivered by the second week of June, and no mail from outside of the country has arrived at all since the strike began.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:54 AM

Since the resumption of "regular" postal service I have yet to receive any financial statements (banks, credit cards etc.) and most importantly, I still haven't received my HST referendum package. I did see one in the return mail slot yesterday, so I know some people (perhaps only the people who have moved) at my address have had them delivered. :mad:

#56 Mike K.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:52 AM

This makes me wonder if CP's decision not to allow overtime and instead hire temporary labour is causing sorting delays.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 09:56 AM

Since the resumption of "regular" postal service I have yet to receive any financial statements (banks, credit cards etc.) and most importantly, I still haven't received my HST referendum package. I did see one in the return mail slot yesterday, so I know some people (perhaps only the people who have moved) at my address have had them delivered. :mad:


I got my HST package. Even though I'm not supposed to be on the voter's list :confused:

Got some bills and statements too, and a small package I was waiting on from the states.

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#58 Mike K.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 10:18 AM

Today we received the first cheque, which coincidentally was mailed out during the strike from the United States. Cheques mailed to us prior to the strike even starting or in the early days of the strike have yet to arrive.

And this is becoming a little worrying, to be quite honest, considering mail can get lost on the best of days.

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#59 Sparky

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 12:51 PM

I just received a small package from New York mailed June 3.

#60 Nparker

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:37 PM

Finally got my referendum package today. It's been completed and is back in the mail already.:)

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