If job action hits Canada Post it won’t be just letters that will be affected, but more so all those smalls packages that now are delivered by mail.
It has now descended to what is apparently the final day that will dictate if Canada Post falls to job action, a work to rule threat by the Union, which in fact could cause Canada Post to lock out the union and close down the post office for deliveries of any kind.
The biggest casualty may be small business; a hit in this fragile economy they could ill afford to take.
EBay has appealed on behalf of thousands of those small businesses that sell on EBay, but also hard hit will be the likes of Amazon, who not only deliver to many thousands of households daily, but also once again to small businesses.
EBay is in fact urging its thousands of online sellers to sign a petition asking the Prime Minister Trudeau to intervene and put an end to the uncertainty that now grips the marketplace.
Even though Canada Post Union head said that planned job action would have little effect on Canada Post customers, Post Office spokesperson Jon Hamilton said a job action would have a huge impact on business whether the union likes it or not.
Meanwhile one has to wonder why the Postal Union has taken on the cause of rural postal workers and defined pension plans for new employees; a battle that they have little chance of winning.