Canada Post Strike May Start this Thursday

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Canada Post Strike May Start this Thursday

Post by Toys N Bricks » Mon May 30, 2011 2:22 pm

It has just been announced that if the negotiations are not successful, Canada Post workers will have a strike starting this thursday midnight. Besides not getting your regular lettermail, what this means is that parcels that are in transit will be on hold if they are not delivered by thursday. There's no clue how long this strike will be, but the last strike was 15 years ago and took 16 days. So if your a Bricklink seller or planning to purchase something online that ships via Canada Post (i.e Barnes & Nobles), you should avoid them for now.

And if the shipping rates are not already expensive enough, we can probably all start expecting a tax raise or an increase in postal rates soon.



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Re: Canada Post Strike starts this Thursday Midnight

Post by r1chard » Mon May 30, 2011 6:54 pm

My BN orders were shipped Monday last week (23 May 2011).
I hope to get them soon.

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Re: Canada Post Strike starts this Thursday Midnight

Post by Legobrandon » Mon May 30, 2011 7:18 pm

Again? Lets hope this doesn't last long. I don't think I have any packages coming so I think I'm fine.
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Re: Canada Post Strike Starts this Thursday Midnight

Post by lowbike1 » Mon May 30, 2011 8:03 pm

I just ordered some parts from brick link on Friday! Crap!

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Re: Canada Post Strike Starts this Thursday Midnight

Post by fleury » Mon May 30, 2011 9:08 pm

Toys N Bricks wrote:It has just been announced that negotiations have failed and Canada Post has officially declared a strike. Canada Post services will be distrupted as postal workers starts their strike this thursday midnight.
That is not quite what the news story you linked-to says.

Rather, the news is that the worker's union has put forward their "final offer" and have given notice that if a an agreement is not reached before Thursday at midnight, then a strike will begin.


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Re: Canada Post Strike Starts this Thursday Midnight

Post by Toronadian » Mon May 30, 2011 9:56 pm

I've got 2 orders from B&N and 1 from TRU that are shipping through Canada Post. I really hope they don't lose my stuff...

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Re: Canada Post Strike May Start this Thursday

Post by Toronadian » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:56 am

My TRU order came. Now awaiting 2 B&N orders that are coming through Canada Post...hope everything works out....

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Re: Canada Post Strike starts this Thursday Midnight

Post by Ogre21 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:15 am

r1chard wrote:My BN orders were shipped Monday last week (23 May 2011).
I hope to get them soon.
Ditto...still haven't arrived yet though. :x
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Re: Canada Post Strike May Start this Thursday

Post by Toronadian » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:28 pm

I just bought a crapload of stuff on Bricklink for the first time (to try and rebuild this), and have a couple of orders coming from Calgary. Apparently at the moment the strike has hit Calgary. Hopefully things workout.

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Re: Canada Post Strike May Start this Thursday

Post by lukeskywalker » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:53 pm

Toronadian wrote:I just bought a crapload of stuff on Bricklink for the first time (to try and rebuild this),
That thing looks sweet :mrgreen: with envy

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Re: Canada Post Strike May Start this Thursday

Post by Ice » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:44 pm

Areas affected by strike for June 9
  • Labrador City, N.L.
  • Acadie-Bathurst, N.B.
  • Summerside, P.E.I.
  • Sainte-Thérèse, Que.
  • Saint-Jérôme, Que.
  • Thunder Bay, Ont.
  • Hearst, Ont.
  • Brantford, Ont.
  • St. Thomas, Ont.
  • Flin Flon, Man.
  • Yellowknife, N.W.T.
  • Whitehorse, Yk.
  • Vernon, B.C.
Due to a 50% reduction in mail ever since the union started striking, Canada Post is forced to cut on staffing and delivery schedules.
  • Staffing levels at mail processing plants across the country will be reduced to adjust to the reduction in mail volumes at each facility.
  • Letters and Admail will be delivered three days a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) in mostly urban areas where delivery is performed by letter carriers.
  • Most small packages and documents will also be delivered three days a week. Every effort will be made to continue to deliver priority items five days a week.

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Re: Canada Post Strike May Start this Thursday

Post by legohunter » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:31 am

I received my order at BN.com this morning. It seems the strike doesn't affect Vancovuer much.

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Post by Legobrandon » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:21 am

legohunter wrote:I received my order at BN.com this morning. It seems the strike doesn't affect Vancovuer much.
Haha, I thought the stike affected Vancouver too. I haven't checked my mailbox in days.
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Re: Canada Post Strike May Start this Thursday

Post by Ice » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:32 pm

Canada Post has now suspended service for the entire nation. I guess they're getting fed up with the union's rotating strikes so they decided to lock them all out instead. :lol:

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Re: Canada Post Strike May Start this Thursday

Post by legohunter » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:44 pm

Ice wrote:Canada Post has now suspended service for the entire nation. I guess they're getting fed up with the union's rotating strikes so they decided to lock them all out instead. :lol:
Right, I haven't got any mail in this week.

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Re: Canada Post Strike May Start this Thursday

Post by Ice » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:30 am

Well, well, what do we have here... Canada Post is back to work after the government put out a "back-to-work legislation". The union obviously isn't happy and plans to challenge it in court.

I hope I still get my Summer LEGO Catalog.

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Re: Canada Post Strike May Start this Thursday

Post by Toronadian » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:01 pm

I hope all the parcels being sent to me make it to me fine. I got one yesterday but I still have a few left that were sent to me prior to the strike (including two coming from outside of Canada; Alaska and Ohio).

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Re: Canada Post Strike May Start this Thursday

Post by Ice » Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:43 pm

Anyone got their LEGO club magazines and catalogs yet?

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Re: Canada Post Strike May Start this Thursday

Post by Legobrandon » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:53 pm

Ice wrote:Anyone got their LEGO club magazines and catalogs yet?
Nope. :cry:
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Re: Canada Post Strike May Start this Thursday

Post by hatcher » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:20 pm

I got mine this week. I think it arrived Thursday.
Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk?

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