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:
- 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;
- Educate CUPE members about Operation Transparency;
- 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;
- 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.