I finished off my last post, (Conference Board of Canada: Bias? What bias?), on an optimistic note. I believe the campaign that the CUPW ran during the last Canada Post Strategic (Mandate) Review was not only brilliant, it was successful.
It is said that our Union does not celebrate its victories enough and there is a great deal of truth to that. We seem to analyze every defeat in great detail and berate our leaders for any perceived short comings while almost ignoring the good work that our Unions activists are doing on a daily basis right across Canada. When our fight, our hard work and our strategies even slow down the rate of our losses and diminish their impact, it is a victory. It may not be the victory we hoped for but it is always better than what we would have faced if we had done nothing, if there was no Union. Read more