Canada Post belongs to all of us - not just the federal politicians and the large corporate mailers, and certainly not just post office management.
We believe it's time to get back to the basics. We want improvements instead of unnecessary cutbacks. It's time Canada Post redirect itself to meeting the needs of the people.
Fair postage rates:
Recently the Conservatives authorized increases of 35% to 59% for individuals. The increases for business mailers were 15% to 19%. That's not fair. Postage rates should be affordable and equal for everyone.
The Conservative government is supporting Canada Post's plan to eliminate door-to-door delivery to more than 5 million homes. This will cause serious problems for people with restricted mobility. Canada Post should maintain door-to-door delivery and convert to more door-to-door delivery as finances permit. It's time to put people first!
Maintaining rural and urban post offices:
Canada Post management has been closing post offices. It's time to make better use of the largest retail network in the country to provide more services to the public.
Re-introducing financial services:
It's time for Canada Post to follow the example of postal services in countries such as Switzerland, France, the UK and Italy and use its network to provide banking and financial services.
Transparency and accountability:
Back-room meetings and secret studies have to end. We need real consultation. Canada Post's 800-page secret study described postal banking as a "win-win" strategy. It's time for truth instead of cover-ups and spin.
A greener post:
Canada Post is an environmentally positive option for parcels and courier items. It's time to consolidate delivery services for consumers and reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions.
Respect and decent working conditions:
Postal workers deserve safe and healthy working conditions. It's time to make this a priority.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has a better plan for Canada Post. Join us and help us make this happen.