CUPW Goes To Bat For Lynda Kitchikeesic

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Tuesday June 9 2015

For immediate release

OTTAWA - The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is stepping up to help the terminally ill Ottawa woman who is fighting a forced mailbox conversion in front of her little bungalow.

The mailbox will block her view of the river, which is one of the only pleasures Lynda Kitchikeesic says she has left.

Postal workers and concerned citizens are occupying the installation site where contractors poured concrete yesterday at Kitchikeesic’s home. They plan to continue the occupation until Canada Post moves the site.

“Canada Post needs to listen to the community,” said Mike Palecek, National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. “The Corporation thinks it can just do whatever it wants to us, regardless of the cost to individuals who are affected by these needless cuts.”

 Palecek will be available for media interviews at 10:00 am on Wednesday, June 10th at the site at 193 Churchill Avenue.

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 For more information, please contact Aalya Ahmad, CUPW Communications – aahmad@cupw-sttp.org or 613-327-1177.

Lynda Kitchikeesic in front of her home.

Lynda Kitchikeesic in front of her home.

Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers occupy the mailbox site.

Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers occupy the mailbox site.