Have your say on Canada Post's future
Oct 20, 2013 / 9:54 am
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers in Kelowna want to warn you about upcoming cuts in service and invite you to have your say in the future of our public postal service.
The meeting will take place tonight (Sunday) at 7 p.m. October 20, at the Rutland Centennial Hall at 180 A North Rutland Road.
"Changes to the postal service have a big impact on individuals and local businesses alike," says Dawn Klappe, CUPW Kelowna Local President. "We believe the public deserves a genuine open forum. Canada Post is holding what they call consultations, but they're really trying to soften up the public to accept profound cuts."
"Canada Post’s online forum is framed with dire predictions about the financial future of the postal service, and their 'consultation' meetings are one-way discussions with hand-picked local representatives to set the stage for cuts," continues Klappe.
According to the union post offices across the country are being considered for closure or severe downsizing, and Canada Post is considering major delivery changes as well.
And with those major service cuts the union fears it also means job cuts.
The union, CUPW, is asking Canada Post to explore new innovative services which could help balance the crown corporation's budget and contribute to Kelowna’s economy.
Dawn Klappe, local President, Pam Durham, local Vice President and John Bail, Pacific Region National Director will participate in the meeting, along with the Kelowna local executive.
The town hall discussion is aimed at discussing the future of Canada Post while alos getting ideas and suggestions from the public about how to maintain postal service to Kelowna’s customers.
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