For Immediate Release
OTTAWA – The Canadian Union of Postal Workers welcomes the announcement today from the New Democratic Party of Canada, that if elected, they will restore home mail delivery to those whose service has been cut by the Conservative government.
The announcement was made in the house by MP Robert Chisholm. Mr. Chisholm has done extensive work on this issue in his own constituency and elsewhere, and we thank him for his efforts to defend our public postal service.
In light of this announcement, and a wave of opposition from municipalities and citizens, we demand that Canada Post immediately stop the cuts, including the elimination of home mail delivery.
“It can no longer be denied that this is an election issue. The people of this country deserve a chance to vote on such a major change.” said CUPW National President, Mike Palecek, “It is time for Canada Post management to listen to the overwhelming chorus from the owners of Canada Post – the citizens of this country. It is time for them to scrap this ridiculous plan.”
For more information, please contact Aalya Ahmad, CUPW Communications (cell) 613-327-1177.