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TORONTO, ON – Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, will join with members of more than 20 labour and community groups Saturday for a mass picket opposing Conservative plans to cut Canada Post services. “Finance Minister Joe Oliver and Prime Minister Harper know that Canadians value public postal services.

They’re allowing door-to-door services to be cut without any regard for accessibility – for what it means for seniors and people with disabilities,” said Hahn. “These service cuts are unnecessary and will only serve to weaken an important public service that people rely on.”

WHO: CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn and representatives of more than 20 labour and community groups including the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Canadian Labour Congress, Ontario Federation of Labour and Toronto & York Region Labour Council

WHAT: Mass picket to defend Canada’s postal service

WHEN: Saturday, September 20 at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: 511 Lawrence Avenue West CUPE is Ontario’s community union, with members providing the quality public services we all rely on, in every part of the province, every day. CUPE Ontario members are proud to work in social services, health care, municipalities, school boards and universities.

For more information and to arrange interviews, please contact:

Craig Saunders, CUPE Communications, 416-576-7316