Postal workers will fight Canada Post’s cuts to communities

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Thursday February 20 2014

For Immediate Release        

OTTAWA - The Canadian Union of Postal Workers notes that the cuts to door-to-door delivery announced today by Canada Post are unnecessary and will hurt people in the 11 affected communities.

'This is a terrible plan and we will fight it every step of the way,' said Denis Lemelin, National President of CUPW. 'Canada Post executives and the Harper government are dismantling public postal service and refusing to listen to us when we point out there are better options for Canadians such as postal banking. Shame on them.'

Conservatives clapped gleefully in the House of Commons last month as they voted down the NDP motion to stop Canada Post from cancelling door-to-door delivery. To date, around 17 municipalities have passed resolutions opposing the cuts. Canada Post conducted a secret study from 2009-2013 that suggests postal banking might be a lucrative venture that could save the public post office. It is currently hiding the study from the public.

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For more information, please contact Aalya Ahmad, CUPW Communications, 613-327-1177.