The Canadian Union of Postal Workers in Flin Flon hosted a public forum last night to share information on saving our postal service. Speakers included Churchill MP Niki Ashton and the Union’s National Director Gord Fischer. Aston says this is a continuation of the campaign with local postal workers to save door to door delivery. She says we’re seeing attacks on a fundamental service, our postal service, something that we all pay for in all of our communities and northerners are saying it’s not right. She adds the other piece is these are good paying jobs in our communities, they’re family sustaining jobs, people have contributed to the community as a result of working for a place like Canada Post.
Fischer added concerns about community mail boxes include convenience especially for those with limited mobility, traffic problems and security of your mail. He says Canada Post says their five year plan that includes privatizing some services is to prevent them from losing money but that’s not true as they have had significant profits in the past.