Postal Workers deliver ten thousand postcards to protest

failure of Harper government to consult with the public

12 September 2014 MILTON, Ontario —  The Canadian Union of Postal Workers today delivered more than 10,000 postcards signed by Canadians to protest the failure of the Tory government to act according to rules of the Canadian Postal Service Charter.

The postcards were delivered to the constituency office of Lisa Raitt, Minister responsible for Canada Post.

The Charter, created in 1959, calls on the government to consult with the public every five years on a postal charter review. Instead of a charter review sweeping changes were announced by Canada Post and were endorsed by the federal government and endorsed 11 December 2013.

Postal workers among others want to know why the Conservatives couldn’t wait for the Charter review, a public and accountable consultation process, before rushing to gut public postal service.