Letter to Committee Chair Tom Lukiwski regarding CUPW's Critique of the Canada Post Review Task Force Discussion Paper

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Friday October 28 2016

BY MAIL AND EMAIL

October 21, 2016                                                       

 

Tom Lukiwski, MP
Chair, Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates
Sixth Floor, 131 Queen Street
House of Commons
Ottawa ON K1A 0A6

Dear Mr. Lukiwski:

Re: Critique of Discussion Paper by Canada Post Review Task Force

I have attached CUPW’s promised critique of the discussion paper that was produced by the Canada Post Review Task Force. As you will see from this document, the Task Force’s paper misrepresents the financial realities of Canada Post as well as other matters.  It uses very selective information and omits important developments that will dramatically impact the future of our public postal service. The paper also gets some basic facts wrong.

In the days to come, I am hoping to have the opportunity to discuss our critique with the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates and address matters that may have arisen during your cross-country consultations. 

As you may recall, Mr. Whalen suggested another three-hour session, with one hour for Canada Post, another hour for CUPW and the remaining time for other postal unions. Has the Committee’s Steering Committee had an opportunity to discuss this matter?

The union believes that the additional time would be beneficial for all concerned, especially given that our session with the Committee was cut in half on September 21st due to votes in the House.

Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.

Yours truly,

Mike Palecek
National President
Canadian Union of Postal Workers

 

 

c.c.  

National Executive Committee
Regional Executive Committees
National Union Representatives
Regional Union Representatives
Specialists
Campaign Coordinators
Caroline Massicotte, Clerk, Standing Committee on Government Operations
Karine Trudel, MP
Erin Weir, MP
Louis Plamondon, MP
Steven Blaney, MP
Elizabeth May, Green Party Leader