Last Saturday the hardworking people at ACORN Nova Scotia launched a list of demands that they hope anti-austerity activists and organizations in the province can sign off on.
Letter: “Canada Post already has the infrastructure and the network it needs to be an integral part of the post-COVID recovery and to become a leader in sustainable development. In doing so, it would create jobs across the country and be part of the government’s environmental plan, while also respecting its mandate to be financially self-sustaining.”
Some 700 Canada Post workers, who provide mail service in the urban parts of HRM and from Lake Charlotte to Hubbards, walked off the job today. When I visited the picket line on Almon Street I assumed that the job action would be part of a series of rotating one-day strikes across Canada. That’s not the case, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers strike action in the Nova Local that began on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm will continue until further notice, a media release announces. I updated the article to reflect that change.
Whether it’s postal banking, grocery delivery, affordable broadband internet access in communities that currently lack it, and postal-worker check in on seniors so that they can live longer in their own homes, postal workers have been pushing for better postal services for everyone, writes postal worker Mike Keefe.
A new report suggests that people on low incomes use payday loans and other predatory companies, because banks aren’t there for them. We look at the report and talk to Jonethan Brigley of ACORN Nova Scotia.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers, probably more than any other Canadian union, has asked how its workers can become more socially responsible, greener and more accountable to the citizens who ultimately own Canada Post. I went to an event that the Friends of Public Services and CUPW organized to talk about some of the options.
Posties may soon be on strike, or locked out, or both. Canada Post isn’t in trouble, and should stop acting as if it is, says Tony Rogers, president of the CUPW Nova Local.