Canada Post has Commenced a 72 Hour Lockout Notice for its Union Workers

A 72 hour lockout notice has commenced as Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) were unable to come to an agreement.

Although Canada Post’s 54,000+ unionized workers have previously stated that they would [not strike] until Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Canada Post has in turn issued a 72 hour lockout notice to its union workers one day earlier; in the early morning hours of July 5, 2016.

What does this mean for you?

If an agreement cannot be made between the CUPW and Canada Post, then that would mean that all of Canada Post’s unionized workers will be temporarily out of a job, and all of Canada Post’s locations nationwide will be shutdown until the company and the CUPW can agree on new contract terms.

The official notice was made public in a news release posted by Canada Post. View that news release [here].

These negotiations have been ongoing now for nearly eight months; beginning in late November of 2015. View the full timeline [here].

Here’s the letter of notice sent from Canada Post:

Here's a letter of notice from Canada Post // laughingsteam.com
Here’s a letter of notice from Canada Post // laughingsteam.com

What is the CUPW asking for?

On July 8th, 2016, the terms and conditions of the current agreement will be expiring, which is why new terms are being negotiated.

According to the company’s news release, the CUPW is asking for an unrealistic change to the contract agreement, and therefore cannot agree to make the changes being asked for.

STORY CONTINUES BELOW
STORY CONTINUES BELOW
The demands that the CUPW are asking for are valued at over $1 billion.

Canada Post has already seen a massive decline of parcels and letters of up to 75% because of everything that has been happening between them and their unionized postal workers.

This would not be the first time that the CUPW were locked out from Canada Post.


231 VIEWS
84 SHARES
31 COMMENTS


Jody Mitoma

Founder of Edmonton Talks News.

31 COMMENTS

  • Sara Ashley Wipf
    July 5, 2016 at 8:13 AM
    Permalink

    Quit being lazy and do your jobs! Quit fucking taking your hissy fit out on everyone who needs the mail.

    (0)
    Reply
    • Keith Michaels
      July 5, 2016 at 8:20 PM
      Permalink

      I walk 18km in a day. I’m a letter carrier and consider myself a go-getter. Most of us are. Try to organize 18km of mail and see how lazy we are. Your being extremely harsh… go do some research on my job than judge me.

      (0)
      Reply
    • Sara Ashley Wipf
      July 5, 2016 at 8:22 PM
      Permalink

      When my name and address are on every single piece if mail you deliver to my stupid community mail box yet you deliver it to a completely different one then the people in my area drive it and just toss it on my lawn like it’s garbage. Every single time it’s deliver through Canada post and our mail just never comes we have the right to say it laziness

      (0)
      Reply
    • Keith Michaels
      July 5, 2016 at 8:24 PM
      Permalink

      Your an awful person. Go do some reading little lady and see what the Canada Post is all about… not my union but the Canada Post. So uneducated its sickening.

      (0)
      Reply
    • Sara Ashley Wipf
      July 5, 2016 at 8:27 PM
      Permalink

      I’m sorry I use to deliver newspapers to a very large area as a kid. It’s not that hard to know who lives where and to check addresses on mail. It’s laziness don’t like my comment move along.

      (0)
      Reply
    • Keith Michaels
      July 5, 2016 at 8:30 PM
      Permalink

      You could never do my job… delivering newspapers when you were a kid really? Not comparable at all. Those last comments made me realize the kind of person I was talking to. Waste of my time to try and explain. Ignorance is bliss I guess.

      (0)
      Reply
    • Amanda Lynn Wipf
      July 5, 2016 at 8:35 PM
      Permalink

      You know there are loads of unemployed oilfield workers out there and canada post workers are all being whiney about this shit. Pretty sure any of those unemployrd oilfelid workers would take their place in a heart beat because its a job. They should be lucky they have a job in this recession

      (0)
      Reply
    • Clay Allen
      July 5, 2016 at 9:10 PM
      Permalink

      Awwwww sarah’s welfare check must not have been delivered on time

      (0)
      Reply
  • Carmen Cliff
    July 5, 2016 at 2:11 PM
    Permalink

    So you’re against equal pay for women and men, and pension? Or you just mad that your mail orders aren’t going to come through?

    (0)
    Reply
  • Tanya Diestelmann
    July 5, 2016 at 3:05 PM
    Permalink

    It’s not just “mail orders” that won’t be delivered. I’m waiting on a copy of a birth certificate for my son to arrive, I’ve already paid $30 and delivery comes via Canada Post. If I don’t receive it, I cannot register him for school. It is $60+ to order another one via courier, which isn’t just pocket change considering the cost of all the things he’s gonna need for starting his first year. It isn’t just about superficial mail orders, this impacts peoples’ lives more than just income and a union agenda. Unless you’ve ever had been locked out in a strike (which I have, almost 6 long months) it’s easy to assume that only one side has an agenda and the union leaders are just innocent bystanders looking out for the employees. That is not the case. Stop passing judgements!!

    (0)
    Reply
    • Edmonton Talks News
      July 5, 2016 at 3:22 PM
      Permalink

      Certain Government things will continue to be delivered, and I think I read somewhere that all other things will be delivered once a month for the duration of the lockout.

      We aren’t judging. Just reporting.

      (0)
      Reply
    • Keith Michaels
      July 5, 2016 at 8:22 PM
      Permalink

      Letter Carriers will only be delivering government cheques on the 20th of every month. Nothing else will be leaving our depots… blame Canada Post for these problems. I’m a letter carrier and want to work yet the corporation is LOCKING us out.

      (0)
      Reply
  • Andrea Rogoza
    July 5, 2016 at 3:17 PM
    Permalink

    Oh ffs! Boohoo our jobs aren’t perfect….at least you have, had, a job…the only ones getting screwed are us! Most of my shit never even makes it to my box or if it does its ripped to shreds with some gay ass I’m sorry sticker.
    I prefer ups and fedex anyway…at least they still come to the f’n door

    (0)
    Reply
  • Krista Terry
    July 5, 2016 at 3:20 PM
    Permalink

    A lot of people are considering this the fault of the workers/union. It’s more complicated than that by far.

    (0)
    Reply
  • Keith Michaels
    July 5, 2016 at 8:18 PM
    Permalink

    I am a letter carrier and will tell everyone on here there is way more to the story than you guys read. The last offer Canada Post gave was the ONLY offer given. Our union countered it and than Canada Post announced they would lock us out if we didn’t agree to their first and only offer. We have not had a pay raise in over 7 years yet cost of living has risen… People starting at Canada Post get paid $19.39 an hour, is it to much to ask for an increase? Would you not want the people delivering passports and birth certificates doing there due diligence? If the starting wage goes down anymore do you think the employees will give their due diligence or will it just be another “job”? Canadians deserve good paying jobs, don’t we? We are fighting for a modest wage increase and our PENSION. There’s even more to this story but before I get to angry I’m going to cut it off there. Before making degenerate comments maybe go see why we have to fight for a decent job.

    (0)
    Reply
    • Amanda Lynn Wipf
      July 5, 2016 at 8:38 PM
      Permalink

      At least YOU HAVE A JOB. Min wage is 11.50 an hour. There is still loads of unemployed oilfield workers out there pretty sure they’d love to have your job because its a job and they would be greatful because ITS A JOB in this recession YOU CANT COMPLAIN. be fucking greatful that YOU HAVE A JOB. get that through your fucking head.

      (0)
      Reply
    • Keith Michaels
      July 5, 2016 at 8:44 PM
      Permalink

      Exactly. Your right! We should all strive to just have a job and be thankful for anything they pay us. $11.50 will do from now on… where do I sign? The top should just hire more people and pay less. Seems like a legit idea. As a workplace we need to secure what we have. We are not asking for more, we are asking to not lose on every contract. You’ll get it one day.

      (0)
      Reply
    • Keith Michaels
      July 5, 2016 at 9:00 PM
      Permalink

      I do apologize for all the job loss in Alberta. I don’t live there anymore but do understand.

      (0)
      Reply
    • Amanda Lynn Wipf
      July 5, 2016 at 10:13 PM
      Permalink

      Im not sayinf we should live on an 11.50 wage. But right now we need to be thankful we still have our jobs. There so many oilfield worker still looking for work and willing to work anywhere even if it means min wage.

      (0)
      Reply
    • Samuel J. Cayen
      July 6, 2016 at 5:26 AM
      Permalink

      Even at a basic 20 hour work week, its possible to make atleast 18k a year with canada post, although it’s probably more like 30-40hrs or higher a week.

      Sounds like to much complaining and not enough budgeting.

      (0)
      Reply
  • Pingback: Canada Post & CUPW Agree to 30 Day Extension; No Lockout or Strike for Now • Edmonton Talks News

  • July 10, 2016 at 1:55 PM
    Permalink

    Keith Michael, I appreciate your calm and intelligent dialogue. Why is it, that those that don’t have, hate those that do?? And why is it, do you suppose, a minimum wage was ever set or is ever increased? …. because corporations want to share the profits as a result of their good employees efforts? Not many, in fact most corporations are more than comfortable to pay their employees peanuts while raking in astronomical profits. The minimum wage increase, as well as most private sector pay increases, are the result of people joining force many years ago, long before the quote from the movie ‘Network’…. saying “We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore!”, which was the beginning of the labour movement,. Their battle is what has improved the lives of all working people. It’s not about Canada Post employees complaining, it’s about the fight for fair pay and to not lose what they’ve already earned, and those of you who are out of work, or underpaid, should be supporting them because you will only benefit in the long run. As an aside, I have one last question… it saddens me that the naysayers above seem unable to disagree without the use of foul language, disparaging remarks and ignorant insults. Often, it’s indicative of an uneducated, dysfunctional, angry individual that is not having their needs met… but that’s another whole issue.

    (0)
    Reply

Join the Conversation!

Thu, 18 May 2017 07:15:00 +0000State of the Art Aerial Park Opens Soon in Snow Valley Park
Sun, 07 May 2017 07:55:09 +0000Special Olympics Fundraiser Begins with Help From Your Toonies
Thu, 04 May 2017 10:28:54 +0000‘Alberta Cash Cows’ Get Ready for 3rd Edmonton Cash Cow Extravaganza
Wed, 03 May 2017 07:15:00 +0000To Sing or Not to Sing, That is the Question
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:15:00 +0000Oilers’ Amazing Joey Moss Sets Incredible Tone for Edmonton Playoffs
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:15:00 +0000Airline-Speed Trains Proposed Along Edmonton-Calgary Corridor