Postal Workers’ Caravan: We’re Going Coast to Coast to Save Canada Post

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Wednesday July 15 2015
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Sisters and Brothers:

Your union is hitting the road this summer in the run-up to the federal election, October 19th. Now is a crucial time for us and for our future.  The Stephen Harper government has unleashed unprecedented attacks against postal workers and the service we provide. 

We have launched a cross-country Caravan to rally our members for the election, starting today in Cape Spear, Newfoundland, Canada’s easternmost point.  We will bring the Save Canada Post campaign into communities across the country.  We will go from the east coast to the west coast and back again, stopping in many different workplaces and communities, and holding public meetings along the way. On this tour, we expect to document stories and testimonials, publicize our issues and bring members together, face-to-face.

The itinerary is still being developed but you can check savecanadapost.ca and our Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates to see if the Caravan is coming your way, and to see photos and messages from the tour.

The stops for this week are as follows:

 

Wednesday, July 15th

  • 8:30 am workfloor visits, St. John’s, Newfoundland
  • 11 am, Cape Spear
  • 5 pm public meeting, 98 Kenmount Road

 

Friday July 17th

  • 7:30 – 10 am workfloor visits, Dartmouth and Halifax
  • 11 am - 2 pm Dartmouth Sportsplex
  • 4 pm rally at the New Glasgow post office, 280 Stellarton Road

 

Saturday July 18th

  • 7 am Moncton-Dieppe farmers market
  • 2:30 pm Summerside Spinnakers Landing
  • 5 pm Charlottetown Joe Ghiz Memorial Park

 

Sunday July 19th

  • 1 pm Bathhurst Union Hall, 975 King Avenue

 

Monday July 20th

  • 10 am press conference Quebec City
  • 12 pm – noon rally with PSAC – details to follow

 

Conservatives cannot run and cannot hide from the mess they have created.  We will ensure that everyone knows exactly where the blame lies for these cuts. We need each other now more than ever. Please get involved and fight for your union, your public services and your job.

 

In solidarity,

Mike Palecek
National President