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Supporters of CUPW rally against Canada Post changes

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
February 19th, 2014

Approximately 60 people braved the latest winter storm to attend a Town Hall meeting hosted by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 790 to protest the expected changes to Canada Post operations announced late in 2013.

The meeting, held to protest the five changes to Canada Post operations, was chaired by Brenda Muscoby-Yanke, President of Nelson Local 790.

Also attending were NDP’s Alex Atamanenko, Member of Parliament for the Southern Interior, Nelson City Councillor Robin Cherbo and Cindy Lee, CUPW Regional rep.

After speeches by the panel guests, the floor was opened up to the audience.

Along with the gradual phasing out of door-to-door delivery services in urban areas in favour of centralized community mailboxes like the ones used in rural areas, Canada Post has proposed an increase in the cost of stamps up to $1 each, a reduction in the number of public post offices in favour of franchise offices like the one at Shoppers Drug Mart; and reductions in operating and labour costs through the usage of new technologies and laying off workers.

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