Well everyone, it has been awhile but the possibility of a Canada Post strike is back in the news. On the night of Monday, August 29th the postal union had planned to start a job action. This latest form of protest would have had the postal workers refusing to work overtime. The last update I wrote on this issue was on July 12th. It seems that neither side of this debate has made headway since then. However, there is some good news. At the last minute the postal union canceled the job action in favor of continuing their negotiations.
As far as I am concerned continued negotiations is a sign of progress. Perhaps I am being a hopeless optimist but I think that the threat of a job action was a tactic by the union. Regardless, we still have a working postal system.
When the threat of a postal strike first started looming at the beginning of Summer I made a promise to all the Manic Lovers out there. I will get your packages to you no matter the cost. I stand by that. If Canada Post does go on strike all of the Manic Lovers who order from us will not have to pay any more shipping. The regular prices of $9.99 for regular shipping and $12.99 for express shipping will stand throughout any postal strike. I will find alternate means of getting your packages to your door.