The Canadian Union of Postal Workers and organizations representing the disabled and seniors have decided to turn to the Federal Court of Canada to stop the elimination of home delivery to millions of Canadians. Some of the cuts of home delivery are scheduled to come into effect this autumn.
The cuts were announced by Canada Post last December. The crown corporation said it had to cut services because mailing of letters was down, and that it was losing money. The postal union says that’s not true, that in 17 of the past 19 years Canada Post made a profit.
RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda has a report.Listen
Canadian Union of Postal Workers press release – Court Challenge Launched Against the Elimination of Door-to-Door Delivery – here
CBC News – Canada Post court challenge launched to save home mail delivery – here
Canada Post – Find out if your neighbourhood is transitioning – here
Globe and Mail – Canada Post reveals first postal codes to lose home mail delivery – here
RCI – Canada Post’s sales pitch tailored to justify cuts – here