Door-to-door protected for millions, but fight to reverse the cuts carries on.
"Our public postal service is already a lifeline for many living in the North. With a little innovation, it could become a major driver of social and economic development in northern communities." — Mike Paleck, CUPW President
"Postal banking can get rid of payday lenders and allow Canadians avoid the ever-rising banking fees. I'd say it's a smart investment." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
New report prepared by legal experts and published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives find that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) seriously undermines the future of Canada's public post office.
Under the direction of Deepak Chopra, an appointee of the Harper government, the Crown corporation has adopted a reckless agenda of both attacking its workers and promoting privatization. — Larry Brown, National President-elect NUPGE
“We are asking management to give us a chance, to give the public review a chance, to keep sitting down with us at the bargaining table, and give the workers a chance to get a fair deal." — Mike Palecek, CUPW national president
"We support the call for postal banking in communities so people can receive the assistance they need in ways that will help them get out of financial difficulty, not put them further under." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President
"We need a public review to discuss the future and our options for building a 21st century post office that is capable of creating new revenue streams and meeting the needs of Canadians." — CUPW press release
“We need to stop the cuts before more jobs are lost, before more damage is done to property and before more people lose this service." — Mike Palecek, CUPW National President
“Canada Post needs to listen to the community." — CUPW National President Mike Palecek.
Hamilton postal workers were informed on June 2 by Canada Post managers that no new date for the end of door-to-door delivery would be scheduled at this time.
“To change these cuts, we need to change this government. The Harper government is driving the postal train wreck and it needs to stop before more people lose their services.” — Mike Palecek, CUPW National President
Support continues to grow for continued door-to-door postal delivery.
Members of the community speak out on the cuts to postal service home delivery.
Supporters of postal delivery want to know why Canada Post and the Conservative government could not wait until the review of the Canadian Postal Service Charter — a public and accountable consultation process — before rushing to gut public postal services.
"We want Canada Post to show us the secret study which, although heavily redacted, appears to support our call for financial and banking services at Canada Post." — Dennis Lemelin, CUPW President.
Canada Post has an internal study showing how successful postal banking could be but the idea was rejected. Orchestrated crisis?
"We need more creative and forward thinking by Canada Post. Right now its decisions are hurting Canadians two-fold: cutting service and raising prices. Sounds like a recipe for privatization." - James Clancy, NUPGE National President.