Posties complain about new shifts
Posties are complaining about the new work arrangement they've been living with since a job reorganization at Canada Post began last summer.
They are now expected to deliver both letters and packages, and pick up from street boxes on routes that have been lengthened. Plus, they're expected to finish their routes even if they have to put on headlamps and complete their rounds in the dark.
La Presse reports that some carriers resent having to produce a doctor's note to get out of the overtime that has become de rigueur. Their union says burn-out and absenteeism has taken a huge jump.