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Canadian Union of Postal Workers pushing for service expansion

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With all the noise of Canada Post Workers going on strike, Vice President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 744 Ellen Bowls says they are at the bargaining table. She says they are trying to push for service expansion which includes keeping service local.

“Having to have unnecessary impacts on the environment with mail having to be transferred and transported to Edmonton and back. That is a huge impact on greenhouse gas emissions. We are hoping for a greener economy for Canada Post and [local] is one way that it would help.”

She says that workers contracts are valid up until July 2nd and if one is not agreed upon, there is potential for being locked out.

“We are at the bargaining table trying to advocate for service expansion and for better services for all Canadians. We would rather have Canada Post listen to our demands than to strike at this time.”

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They are pushing for residents to make their voice heard about key issues like getting your home mail delivery back, keeping a public post office and creating services like supports for seniors or people with disabilities.

Opinions can be made the Government of Canada website.

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