Canada Post Strike

NDP Filibuster: The Wrong Political Discipline

Keith Beardsley | Posted 08.28.2011 | Canada
Keith Beardsley

Why the NDP would pick this hill to die on is anyone's guess. Their filibuster cost the union's membership addition pay while at the same time angering the voters that just recently sent them to Ottawa.

Canada Post Back-To-Work Bill Signed, Sealed And Delivered

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS — Mail could be moving again by Tuesday following speedy Senate approval of government legislation ordering locked-out Canada Pos...

Canada Post Lockout: Why the Need for Intervention?

Keith Beardsley | Posted 08.25.2011 | Canada
Keith Beardsley

On the one hand the government keeps telling us that we have the strongest economy of western nations, now they are telling us one full postal shutdown lasting just 11 days will have dire consequences for the nation. How many other strikes will they intervene in now? Should the government be looking at privatizing Canada Post as has been done in Germany?

The Attack on Workers: Back(sliding) (in)to the Future

Erika Shaker | Posted 08.24.2011 | Canada
Erika Shaker

Workers are universally loved (or at least they get some rhetorical "props") when they're downtrodden, but the moment they have the gall to look beyond their "place," they're met with a wave of righteous indignation: Who do they think they are, anyway?

NDP Stalls Back-To-Work Bill With All-Night Filibuster

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - Were it not for the bags forming under people's eyes, it felt just like a regular day in the House of Commons. But h...

Canada Post Talks Head Into Overtime

CP | Posted 08.23.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - Bad weather never keeps a postal worker from his appointed rounds, and the chance to go home and enjoy some summer weat...

No More Talks

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.23.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA -- The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says it is doubtful negotiations will resume in the face of the Harper government...

Supporters Stage Sit-In And Poetry Reading At Baird's Offices

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.23.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - Supporters of the locked-out postal workers are imposing their own kind of closure on a Conservative cabinet minister. ...

Seeding Socialism: The Conservative Attack on Unions and Young Workers

Edward Jackson | Posted 08.22.2011 | Canada
Edward Jackson

We're seeing the beginning of a prolonged, multi-pronged attack on unionized workers by the Conservatives. Their anti-worker war machine is revving its engines. Sirens have sounded. The first missiles have been launched.

Is Harper Picking A Fight With Canada's Labour Unions?

CP | Posted 08.22.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - The Conservative government is spoiling for a fight with Canada's labour movement, says the head of one of the largest ...

Ottawa Tables Back-To-Work Bill In Postal Strike

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.20.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - Back-to-work legislation to end the Canada Post lockout was tabled in parliament Monday afternoon. Federal Labour Mi...

The Lost Art of Writing Letters

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 08.20.2011 | Canada
Hina P. Ansari

In an age when we rely too heavily on spell check, numbers in place of words and the 'caps lock' option on the keyboard (2 really drive THE point H.O.M.E.), letters are hidden jewels waiting to be excavated again.

Still No Mail, But Back-To-Work Legislation Coming

CBC | Posted 08.20.2011 | Canada Business

CBC -- Legislation that would send locked-out Canada Post employees back to work is expected to be tabled in Parliament Monday afternoon. A bill to...

Postal Workers Rally For Public Support

Posted 08.17.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- The union representing locked-out postal workers is planning a series of rallies to try to build public support. The Canadian...

Looming Legislation To End Canada Post Dispute

Posted 08.15.2011 | Canada

CBC — The federal government has served notice that it intends to introduce back-to-work legislation to end the contract dispute between Canada Post...

Canada Post Locks Out Workers, Mail Halted Across Canada

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2011 | Canada Business

UPDATE: CTV News says it has learned that Labour Minister Lisa Raitt intends to push back-to-work legislation forward in an effort to end the ongoing ...

15,000 Workers Out In Toronto, Montreal

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS — OTTAWA — The federal government appears to have ruled out back-to-work legislation for now in the labour dispute that is incr...

Canada Post Strike Already Costing Millions

CP | Posted 08.13.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - Canada Post says it is losing tens of millions of dollars in business because of rotating strikes by its workers, and s...

Canada Post Strike Expands To 10 Cities

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.12.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- Canadians may feel the effects of rotating postal strikes to a much greater degree starting this week as cuts to mail delivery t...

Canada Post Cuts Staff, Workers Strike In 13 Towns

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.08.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS - Canada Post and the union representing most of its employees are turning up the pressure on each other and the public, as their n...

Postal Workers Walk Fine Line Between Action and Denial Of Service

Posted 08.08.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TORONTO - Canada's postal workers will stick to their strategy of limited rotating strikes for another day but escalation to a w...

Canada Post Rejects Latest Union Offer, Talks Hit A Standstill

Posted 08.07.2011 | Canada

CBC Canada Post and its union have stepped away from the bargaining table and there's no immediate word on when they'll start talking again, as rotati...

Postal Strike Hits Moncton, Victoria

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.07.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- Moncton, N.B., and Victoria are the latest Canadian cities to be hit by the rotating postal strikes, which are now into the fift...

Rotating Postal Post Strikes Threaten To Bog Down Service In Major Cities

CP | Posted 08.06.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MONTREAL - Businesses coping with rotating postal strikes warned Monday that the postal system will soon get "gummed up" once th...

Next Stop, Montreal

CBC | Posted 08.05.2011 | Canada

CBC -- Montreal is the next city for a postal worker walkout as part of rotating work stoppages across the country. CUPW announced Montreal employe...