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The future of the public postal service should be in the hands of the public, said CUPE’s national executive board in a resolution endorsing the “Operation Transparency” campaign launched by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.

CUPE National will:


  1. Endorse the CUPW Operation Transparency Campaign and go on record stating that the future of the public postal service should be in the hands of the public;
  2. Educate CUPE members about Operation Transparency;
  3. Encourage CUPE members to contact their Members of Parliament on this issue and to write to Canada Post to demand that the business plans be made public;
  4. Support CUPW in their actions to protect our public postal system.




  • Canada Post has announced the closure of the mail sorting plant in Quebec City, eliminating hundreds of jobs and signalling a larger attack on the quality of the public postal service; and Canada Post refuses to make public their strategic planning documents which would explain the corporation’s vision for the public postal service; and
  • The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has launched Operation Transparency, a campaign to:
    • obtain the release of the strategic planning documents from Canada Post;
    • win a moratorium on all closures, including that of the Quebec City mail sorting plant, until the plans have been revealed and publicly debated;
    • launch a public debate on the future of the post office, including any plans to cut services and jobs, close down postal facilities or otherwise privatize or deregulate our public postal service.