CUPW: OTTAWA TO MAKE DECISIONS ON MAIL SERVICES THIS SPRING

Feb 09, 2017

By Bob Komsic

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Nearly two years after community mail boxes replaced door-to-door delivery in parts of the country, the federal government will soon announce if door-to-door service will be restored.
(Sean Kilpatrick / The Canadian Press)
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers met Public Service and Procurement Minister Judy Foote Thursday, urging her to act on the recommendations of a Commons committee last December that looked at the future of mail services.
Among them that the government maintain a freeze on the installation of community mail boxes.
CUPW president Mike Palecek says Foote did not commit to adopT any recommendations but said final decisions would be made this spring.
The Trudeau Liberals promised during the election to end the conversion to community boxes but did not pledge to restore services retroactively.
The Zoomers advocacy group CARP is among the organizations that believes door-to-door service is vital and safer for older Canadians.
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