Reverse the Cost-Cutting of Canada Post

On Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 in Get Involved

Reverse the Cost-Cutting of Canada PostUniversal service, affordable rates, frequent and reliable deliveries, convenient access to postal services, and secure delivery are all protected in the Canada Postal Service Charter.

The Five Point Plan calls for the elimination of home delivery for five million households, a drastic increase in stamp rates, and the elimination of 6,000 to 8,000 employees over the next five years.

Help Elizabeth reverse the cuts at Canada Post! Sign below or download this petition, have as many people as possible to sign it, and mail it – postage free – to either her Ottawa or Sidney offices. With as few as 25 signatures, Elizabeth can present your petition to the government in the House of Commons.

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140 people have signed this petition. Add your voice to the growing number of Canadians speaking out about this issue.

Your petitioners call on the House of Commons to reverse and reject Canada Post’s Five Point Plan, and explore creative and alternative measures to raise revenues, such as offering postal banking services.

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  • cindy

    home delivery is free. cost to replace a key in the boxes is $ 25. so they will affect many many more ways than they are letting on.

  • DG

    My friend is a mail carrier. He works 4 hours a day and he makes around $70,000 per year to walk around delivering mail to mail boxes. Is this sustainable? Is this fair to taxpayers who on average earn nearly half and work twice the hours?
    We can blame govt. unions for making home delivery unaffordable. I won’t be lobbying the govt. to keep mis-managing my money.

    • Brian Templeton

      I used to work as a mail carrier for Canada Post. While it is possible to significantly shorten the working day to well under eight hours by working through the times provided for lunch, morning and afternoon breaks, as most carriers do. One has to go hyper-quick by actually running between mail deliveries, and likely short-cutting across people’s lawns, and also using one’s own vehicle instead of the public transit system or taxis to sigificantly cut one’s working time. I never met anyone who could “do” their walk in as short as four hours during my time working in several postal depots. Another thing, because of the computer, postal revenues are down sharply, so the wages paid have been kept down, yet an increasing number of addresses have to be served, even if it only “junk” mail. I also do not believe the $70,000 a year, possibly $50-$55,000, with a lot of overtime, doing the work of carriers that did not report for work on any day. During my work times, mail other then “junk” mail had to be delivered on the day it was received in the depot, NO OVERNIGHT STORAGE! The work is also dangerous, especially in winter, Canada Post used to have one of the highest injury rates per thousand employees of any occupation, only exceeded by certain now defunct mining operations. I also note that your correspondent is “hiding” behind the initials of “DG” instead of providing their full name, so perhaps their account like possibly their “friend” is entirely fictional!

  • don-in-sidney

    Home delivery is nice, but not essential any more. Let’s keep an affordable postal service by eliminating unnecessary costs like home delivery. New city areas and rural areas already use a mailbox system, why should they subsidize the luxury of home delivery for the few?

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