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The 2011 Postal Strike
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Work Before The Post Office
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The Corporate Team Incentive Dispute
Ten Good Reasons To Move Forward
The End Of Severance
The CUPW Universe

Dave Barron's last day at TEO and the Post Office

All good things must to come to an end including my career as a Postal Worker. I was hired on July/03/73 and I retired on Feb/14/09.
It worked 28 years at the Toronto Exchange Office which was and still is responsible for incoming international mail. I enjoyed the variety of work there and the company of many oldtimers. Most of them have left this section or retired. 
I exercise at a Brampton Community Center three days a week for an hour. It's great to get my proper rest and bike to the gym whenever I want.
Not only do I get the full Post Office pension, but the Canada Pension as well. I'm lucky to be in a defined pension plan that's in good shape.
On Thursday Apr/16/09, I collected my last bonus check from The Post Office. Needless to say, it was better than the one last year. I ask President, Moya Greene to put the bonus money towards "The Pension Deficit" in 2008, but she didn't listen to me. That's ok, I can use the money.
I was really floored by the size of the bonus. After all, we are in a recession, but Canada Post had a small profit last year while the U.S Post Office was billions of dollars in debt.
I intend to keep writing in my blog at and updating my webpages occasionally.
I'll also keep writing stories and screenplays.

With taxes taken off, it was $923.00 Canadian

My last souvenir bonus check. Framed on this website.
Enjoy some of the songs on my Ipod that help to energize my workouts.