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Postal workers fighting Canada Post cuts 'every step of the way'

Saturday, February 22, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

CANADIAN UNION
OF POSTAL WORKERS

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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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Slick Nick 2/22/2014 1:33:16 PM Report

Sneaky company and government!

Rockin 2/22/2014 1:44:04 PM Report

We'd like to help you too...I feel this is just a service that should exist! Losing it is no different than hiring a US Office Max cashier to run as appointed Speaker of the Senate of Canada thus replacing Senator Noël A. Kinsella.

Make sense?
CB4 2/22/2014 1:50:30 PM Report

I just farted
scottstewy123 2/22/2014 1:57:19 PM Report

CB4 did you really need to make a big stink on the issue
scottstewy123 2/22/2014 1:57:42 PM Report

JK
Rockin 2/22/2014 1:59:05 PM Report

Count the number of times you pass gas daily, as well as start a food and drink journal to try and find the root cause of the excess gas. Anything over 23 toots per day is considered more than is normal, but still may not warrant concern or panic.
Excessive gas and bloating can be one of the signs of colon cancer.

Save Our Postal Workers!
CB4 2/22/2014 2:02:04 PM Report

Lmao
bunyak 2/22/2014 3:18:59 PM Report

I am all behind the postal workers they have worked hard to where they are and should be allowed to continue the tradition for years to come for them and their families. And to the person who farted check your underwear.
sooboy 2/22/2014 5:47:54 PM Report

I like my mailman but I don't have any sympathy for the indoor types on Queen. I remember going there many years ago as a child and they were the laziest types you ever saw and they moved like sloths.
asp 2/22/2014 6:24:35 PM Report

CB4 did you need too really post that! This site is for opinions not foolishest like that! Good luck Canada post workers!!
Koolaid 2/22/2014 8:29:49 PM Report

DON'T VOTE CONSERVATIVE NEXT TIME !! VOTE NDP WTF
friendly 2/23/2014 8:30:03 PM Report

The one thing that I have noticed that makes no sense to me, is now they take our local mail to Toronto to have it sorted to bring back to the Sault. That cannot save money because you have to pay for the truck, driver and gas both ways.
We used to be able to pretty much count on if we put our local mail in the mail box the next day, two at most, the person in the Sault would receive it. Cannot say that anymore. Service is getting worse. Please sort our local mail in the Sault.
maplesyrup 2/24/2014 12:42:49 PM Report

To make a change such as this, they are forgetting about the seniors who paid taxes for so many years. Now that they really need door to door service, it's being eliminated. The govn't is trying to keep the elderly in their homes longer, but screw you...get in your car, if you still drive/or walk and pick up your mail in the open maybe subject to being mugged. Save the jobs, save the elderly an extra hassle. We need to challenge this for the next wave of citizens that will be elderly soon.
roxpin 2/25/2014 12:24:01 PM Report

Whats next are garbage will shipped to toronto or we will have to drop it off at the corner
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