Sisters and Brothers, we thank our activists and our allies for the incredible work. Canada Post has suspended its plan to eliminate door-to-door mail delivery!
We have preserved delivery to the door for more than 4 million points of call, and saved thousands of full-time jobs.
This is a huge victory for the union and it is thanks to the tireless efforts of CUPW activists, members, staff and allies everywhere.
What next? We need to continue putting pressure on the new government to stop CMB conversions for good.
It is time to for the government to listen to Canadians – the owners of the Canada Post Corporation – in a public, accessible forum, which would lead to a fresh mandate for the public postal service, and a vision for keeping it viable for the future.
So we’re working now to its focus on cutting and instead follow the example of other postal administrations around the world by expanding services and adding revenue-generating services like banking. There is a range of options or models Canada Post could consider. Perhaps the Corporation could set up (or revive) its own postal bank, or perhaps act as a front-line service provider in partnership with existing financial institutions. The solution can be tailored to fit the needs of people in their own communities who currently are underserved by banks.
In short, as Canada Post’s own (suppressed) internal study found: postal banking would clearly be a WIN-WIN STRATEGY.