August 30, 2015


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Postal workers to protest proposed cuts

A letter carrier with Canada Post makes his way toward Grosvenor Avenue in River Heightsin on the mid-December day Canada Post announced the end of home delivery mail service.

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A letter carrier with Canada Post makes his way toward Grosvenor Avenue in River Heightsin on the mid-December day Canada Post announced the end of home delivery mail service. Photo Store

In an effort to slow the proposed changes to mail delivery in this country, Canada Post workers in Winnipeg are taking their message to the streets this weekend.

Postal workers and supporters of the postal service will be delivering informational pamphlets and window signs to residences and businesses in Old St. Vital Saturday, with the hopes of building public support against the changes.

Postal workers and supporters of the postal service will be window signs (pictured) with the hopes of building public support against the proposed changes.

Postal workers and supporters of the postal service will be window signs (pictured) with the hopes of building public support against the proposed changes.

Last month, Canada Post outlined a five-point cost-saving plan that would reduce door-to-door mail delivery, introduce a new pricing system and eventually stamp out up to 8,000 jobs in the industry.

"Concerned citizens and organizations are calling to ask what they can do to stop these cuts," offered Canadian Union of Postal Workers Winnipeg Local president Ben Zorn in a statement.

"Our members want to ensure Winnipeggers know that there are measures they can take to stop the dismantling of Canada Post."

Old St. Vital is an area represented by Conservative MP Shelly Glover.

Canada Post workers are also scheduled to be on-site at The Forks Sunday, gathering signatures to petition the proposed cuts to the mail service.

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