Here is news you won’t see on TV or read in the National Post ….. Ottawa: June 28, 2011
After 12 days of one-day rotating strikes and 13 days of a full-scale national lockout, CPC CEO Deepak Chopra and CPC Chief Operating Officer Jacques Côté are happy to see us. Or so they say in their latest message to employees. Chopra and Côté claim to know that this has been a “very difficult and stressful time” for us and our families. They should know, they did everything possible to make it difficult and stressful. First, they came with a massive program of rollbacks including the elimination of top-up pay for injured workers, an attack on retiree benefits and the elimination of our sick leave plan. Then, after we had no choice but to issue our 72-hour strike notice, they cut off all drug benefit coverage for everyone including workers on disability insurance. Then, after a period of one-day rotating strikes, they initiated a national lockout to provoke the Harper government to attack our rights with back-to-work legislation. Yes, they have been very successful in making this time difficult and stressful for us. First workers were locked out. Then they were legislated back again. Now postal workers in some parts of the country are being handed a new delivery policy telling them they can’t deliver the mail even though they are back on the job. “In some places, Canada Post is telling letter carriers to bring back mail, even if they aren’t finished their routes,” said Denis Lemelin, National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. “Piles of backlogged mail are sitting in postal depots while Canada Post pushes its employees around.” In Montreal, Windsor, Hamilton, Scarborough and Kitchener, letter carriers reporting for duty were instructed to return all their undelivered mail to their originating office after eight hours of work. Prior to the labour dispute, letter carriers would have been able to deliver mail to all the addresses on their route. The union points out that the new policy will further hold up mail delivery, which was shut down by Canada Post on June 14th. “Canada Post has an obligation to provide postal service to all citizens under the Canada Post Corporation Act,” said Lemelin. “Instead, management continues to hold the public’s mail hostage.” “The Harper government claimed it had to legislate us back to work because getting the mail moving is vital for the economy. What is the Minister of Labour going to do about Canada Post putting policies in place that delay large volumes of mail?”
1st day of post strike Mail delivery..3 bills and 6 Real Estate broker Advertisements. Can they go back on strike now!
The best political cartons in Cambridge can be found on the Citizen. I love this one and your other cartoonist has done some funny stuff as well. I don’t always comment but i always look for Mr harvey’s drawings here. Keep up the cheer!
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