I'm dedicating this post to all CUPW employees and anyone else that believes unions are a beneficial to the democratic, taxpaying population.
You (CUPW employees) make more money than many hard working, taxpaying Canadians. Why do you think it's OK to suspend a basic form of communication? What you forget is for every day that mail delivery is suspended we (Canadian citizens) STOP supporting you. This union (among others) should be eliminated altogether so you can get a taste of what it's like to EARN an annual increase. Not having it handed to you annually on tax payers silver platter. This debate is getting old. Is this what we have to look forward to every four years? Aside from those of you who are actually apart of the CUPW I have yet to meet one person who agrees with your complaints. You should be grateful you have a job and that I am not the person in charge because I would fire all of you and start over – sans union. I would not be surprised if you experience cut backs once you do get legislated back to work because of all the business that Canada Post has lost to other courier companies over the course of the strike. National and International business cannot be suspended because "it's not fair" to you. Didn't anyone ever tell you life is not fair? Be grateful for what you have, get off your high horse and get back to work!!!
P.S. You should fire your union rep, he's delusional. You're not being ripped off if for not receiving anything you didn't have in the first place. Clearly it was not in writing or it wouldn't be an issue (re: recent negotiations that fell through).