NEWS/ CITY HALL — Canada Post should talk to the public before it goes ahead with cutting more services, says the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, and it wants Kamloops City council’s support.
Canada Post has hiked postage rates and is phasing out door-to-door delivery in favour of community mailboxes.
“The Canadian Union of Postal Workers wants the federal government to reverse the Canada Post plan, and to look instead for ways to increase service and revenues in areas like postal banking, as other postal administrations have done,” writes Lemelin.
“At the very least,” the post office should consult with the public, he says.
A resolution proposed by the union would see City council write the federal government calling on it to reverse the changes to services announced by Canada Post, and ask the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to request that the government consult.
Lemilen says more than 400 municipalities and organizations have passed resolutions opposing the cuts.
The letter will be considered by council Tuesday. Some Kamloops City councillors have expressed misgivings in the past about the changes.