For Immediate Release MILTON, ONTARIO - Postal workers delivered over 12,200 postcards of protest to Lisa Raitt, Minister responsible for Canada Post, today at her constituency office in Milton, Ontario. The postcards were signed by Canadians opposing postal downsizing and closures prior to the corporation's recent announcement that it intends to cut delivery and raise rates.
OTTAWA – Canada Post’s decision to end door-to-door mail delivery and dramatically increase stamp prices is short-sighted and foolish. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is extremely alarmed at this rash decision to gut public postal service for millions of Canadians. “If this happens, it would be the end of an era for Canada Post,” said Denis Lemelin, CUPW National President. “We recognize that Canada Post needs to change, but this is not the way!” CUPW has consistently advocated for innovation and service expansion to create a financially viable and service oriented postal service for the future.
When will I be receiving my copy of the collective agreement? Many have asked this question, and rightly so. This question is raised after every round of negotiations, but this time even more acutely. I am pleased to report that the proofreading, revision and layout process has finally been completed. You should receive your copy by mid-November.
(Volume 41, Number 3, August 2013) People like the idea of Canada Post making money through financial services according to a poll commissioned by CUPW. Close to two out of every three respondents (63%) to a Stratcom poll supported Canada Post expanding revenue-generating services, including financial services like bill payments, insurance and banking.
For immediate release OTTAWA- People like the idea of Canada Post making money through financial services according to a new poll. Close to two out of every three respondents (63%) to a Stratcom poll supported Canada Post expanding revenue-generating services, including financial services like bill payments, insurance and banking. CUPW asked Stratcom to conduct the poll in order to contribute to the debate on the future of Canada Post. The post office is currently conducting a public consultation on its future, focusing on cuts. "Canada Post has options other than cutting," said CUPW National President Denis Lemelin. “It could follow the lead of post offices in other countries by leveraging its network and adding lucrative banking services. Our poll results suggest there would be support for such a move.”
A financial assessment of postal banking and financial services at various postal administrations By Katherine Steinhoff and Geoff Bickerton Canadian Union of Postal Workers Prepared for the 21st Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics May 29th to June 1st, 2013, County Dublin, Ireland
(PPT) A financial assessment of postal banking and financial services at various postal administrations By Katherine Steinhoff and Geoff Bickerton Canadian Union of Postal Workers Prepared for the 21st Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics May 29th to June 1st, 2013, County Dublin, Ireland
Our union must be an active and strong force in shaping the direction of the postal service and the political context in which we work. This publication contains an overview of the work we need to do on important issues like the attack on the Rand formula, Postal Transformation, the Canadian Postal Service Charter, service expansion and reduction at Canada Post and the federal election. These inter-related issues affect our jobs, our communities and the public postal service. We need to work toward a future where our rights are respected, workers are treated with dignity and respect, and public services are valued and strengthened. We encourage every member to get involved in these campaigns.
Support Postal Banking - Download and Sign the Petition
Canada needs a postal bank. Thousands of rural towns and villages in our country do not have a bank, but many of them have a post office that could provide financial services. As well, nearly two million Canadians desperately need an alternative to payday lenders. A postal bank could be that alternative. Download and sign the petition urging the Government of Canada to instruct Canada Post to add postal banking, with a mandate for financial inclusion.