I'm sure you've come across the profound stupidity of the decision to strike by CUPW, the Union representing Canada Post Workers.
I have to say that I am really confounded by it. How can anyone be so ignorant of the world around them? Do they not realize that are not in a strong bargaining position?
As a conservative, I'm not really friendly to the idea of crown corporations to begin with. Though Conservatives might be in power I'm not really in any hurry to start laying off innocent workers either. They don't control their Union after all. The Union is a parasite on their backs as much as it is a parasite on the tax payer. Apparently this Union is a mindless flesh eating zombie of a parasite too.
There just isn't a need for Canada Post today. Private companies do a much better job than Canada Post ever has. That fact can be deduced from conservative first principals, but I've had personal experience with lost packages and poor service especially coming out of Quebec. Even Greyhound outperforms Canada Post in my experience. It bugs me that my lost patronage doesn't affect Canada Post in the slightest.
I say let them strike. Its unfortunate. We could just privatize them while there is still some value and a customer base. I'd prefer to give them and their employees a fighting chance in the free market. The Union parasite will kill its host rather than submit to market forces.
Let them strike. They are even doing partial rotating strikes to keep us addicted. The onus is on each and every one of us to boycott Canada Post. Cut them off. Starve them out. The longer they strike the better everyone will get at avoiding them. I recommend the Government direct the various departments to look for and implement work arounds immediately.
We have fax machines and email, let alone skype and Facebook. There are plenty of private couriers for physical packages.
They talk of collective action. Lets have some collective reaction.