“Canada Post needs to listen to the community." — CUPW National President Mike Palecek.
Ottawa (11 June 2015) — The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) says it is stepping up to help the terminally ill Ottawa woman who is fighting a forced mailbox conversion in front of her little bungalow.
CUPW supports woman in her fight to have community mailbox relocated
The mailbox will block her view of the river, which is one of the only pleasures Lynda Kitchikeesic says she has left.
Like the fightback that was mounted in Hamilton, postal workers and concerned citizens are occupying the installation site where contractors poured concrete yesterday at Kitchikeesic’s home. They plan to continue the occupation until Canada Post moves the site.
“Canada Post needs to listen to the community,” said CUPW National President Mike Palecek. “The Corporation thinks it can just do whatever it wants to us, regardless of the cost to individuals who are affected by these needless cuts.”
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