Tuesday, June 14, 2011
When the mail stops flowing
Ooh, just heard that Canada Post, which has been hit by rotating, city-by-city strikes as it tries - and apparently fails - to negotiate a new deal with its unionized workers, has locked its workers out and is suspending service across the country.
That's right, folks: No mail.
Don't get me started on how badly both sides need to reset their expectations in light of a drastically changed world. The days of uber-well-paid letter carriers who can easily coast from high school to retirement to huge pension are long gone. Reality dictates a reboot not just in Canada, but among postal systems around the world.
One wonders if the leaders on either side truly appreciate this. Probably not.
Your turn: Do you still do snail mail?