June 9, 2011

3 DAY WORK WEEK FOR SOME

On Wednesday June 8, 2011 Canada Post announced that it will in the near future; reduce Letter Carrier delivery to three (3) days a week, Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Retail, Parcel Delivery, Premium Products and RSMC delivery will continue to be 5 days a week. Plants will also have altered work schedules. This should be comical to watch CPC implement such a bizarre strategy aimed at pissing off the customers and provoking us.

At the time this bulletin was written CUPW had not responded to this decision by CPC, obviously so much is in motion, things could change quickly. Below is a list of sites on Strike on June 9, 2011. We will provide updates as soon as possible.

Every employee should show up to work everyday and report, make the employer send you home, we need this documented to ensure we can grieve your individual situation. We have already heard from employees who have been laid off, and many Part Time have had their hours reduced.

On those days CPC decides that you interact with the public by serving customers or delivering mail, politely remind your customers their mail is a day late because of a CPC decision not to deliver. They can call the supervisor or the Control Centre. We are not on strike, we are kinda laid off.

EVERY EMPLOYEE WHO IS SCHEDULED TO WORK IS TO REPORT TO WORK FOR THEIR REGULAR START TIME TO PERFORM THEIR NORMAL DUTIES. EVERY EMPLOYEE SHOULD CONTINUE TO REPORT TO WORK UNLESS YOU ARE ON LEAVE.

ON STRIKE ON JUNE 9, 2011

Labrador City LB   Brandford ON
Acadie-Bathurst NB   St. Thomas ON
Summerside PEI   Flin Flon MN
Ste. Therese QUE   Yellowknife NWT
Ste. Jerome QUE   Whitehorse YU
Thunder Bay ON Vernon BC
Hearst ON      

In Solidarity

Mike Duquette
President
Scarborough Local