Friday, July 18, 2008

Postal union stages Day of Action

From the Timmins (Ont.) Daily Press:
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers held a day of action on Friday to express its dissatisfaction over services being mailed out to a popular drug store.

More and more of the work is getting shipped to Shoppers Drug Mart stores, said Donald Lafleur, national vice president of the union.

The gathering was held outside the Canada Post office in the heart of downtown, with a barbecue for those passing by.

"We're here to raise awareness about the government moving the public postal service into the private realm," Lafleur said.

"The concern we have is the services will deteriorate."

He said postal workers receive a level of training unmatched by staff in the drug stores, who he believes are underpaid and won't receive a pension or benefits. ...more

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