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SOURCE Canadian Union of Postal Workers
OTTAWA, Dec. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada Post's decision to end door-to-door
mail delivery and dramatically increase stamp prices is short-sighted
and foolish. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is extremely alarmed
at this rash decision to gut public postal service for millions of
"If this happens, it would be the end of an era for Canada Post," said
Denis Lemelin, CUPW National President. "We recognize that Canada Post
needs to change, but this is not the way!" CUPW has consistently
advocated for innovation and service expansion to create a financially
viable and service oriented postal service for the future.
"We are sure we are not alone in disagreeing with Canada Post's plan,"
said Lemelin. CUPW will stand with those people who resist the
elimination of door-to-door delivery.
"We are extremely concerned that these changes will send Canada Post
into a downward spiral," said Lemelin. "Furthermore, the skyrocketing
stamp prices will make the postal service inaccessible to many people."
CUPW has been vigorously campaigning to bring back and expand postal
banking, with growing support from municipalities and groups across the
country. Postal banks have been proven to be a solid source of income
for post offices and a much needed financial resource for people in
other parts of the world.
"Where many postal operators are responding to a changing postal
business with innovation, Canada Post is relying on cuts and rate
increases," said Lemelin.
CUPW will hold a media conference at its national office, 377 Bank
Street in Ottawa, at 1 p.m. today. Denis Lemelin will be available for
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