Friday, June 3, 2011

Canada Post strike

Well, it happened: Canada Post is on strike, effective Friday, June 3. Their website is currently down so I can't get details, but apparently strike action will be rolled out to different cities in 24-hour increments. Not only does this mean I can't mail out orders from my Etsy stores, but I recently ordered a bunch of fabric and metal purse frames, supplies which I need to make more items for my retail customers. Not good. Let's hope it's resolved quickly, please!


Tina Holden said...

I feel for you, as I'm in the same predicament. A lot of people have been complaining that Canada Post isn't required anymore because of the digital age, but how wrong could they be when we mail small envelopes and packages and can't afford to use Fed-ex or UPS to do so.
I currently have a few packages on their way to customers via expedited including one for a return to a Manufacturer (to be returned within 30 days for refund, haha on me, I could loose quite a bit of money)
Let's hope the strike ends quickly!
Btw...I can't access the website either...

SpecialK said...

Canada Post is still necessary, especially for small businesses. Using a courier is not cost effective for me. At least it's a rolling strike, for now!