Jan 222014

Organizations and activists in the Halifax region are mobilizing to fight attacks against our public postal services. Flyers and organizing kits are being developped. Lists of contacts for community actions are being compiled. Get informed about the issues and find out how you can help by visiting:



Halifax events:

Why Postal Banking in Canada is a Good Idea
Saturday, January 25
7:00 PM
Holiday Inn Harbourview in the Alderney room.

“With the recent announcements made by Canada Post on cuts to jobs and services the CUPW Atlantic Region will be holding a strategy session January 25 and 26th in Dartmouth, NS. Included in this event we will be hosting a public presentation by Brother Geoff Bickerton, Research Director for the CUPW on postal banking. As Canada Post is determined to proceed with the destruction of our public postal service, postal banking is just one of many options that Canada Post should be considering to increase revenues. We feel it is important that the public has an opportunity to be informed on how beneficial postal banking would be to Canada Post and to the public.”


Action to Support Postal Workers
Monday, January 27
7:30 AM
Almon Street post office
6175 Almon St, Halifax

“Cuts to the public services we need and cuts to good jobs in our community? No way! The Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council is working closely with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers to help build a solidarity campaign in the city. Our goal is to stop the cuts to home mail delivery, to fire Canada Post’s management, and to modernize the post office through new services like postal banking. The Labour Council is calling for a demonstration outside the Almon street post office on Monday, January 27th at 7:30 am (before the shift change at 8 am). We encourage all unions to get involved with this campaign and stand side by side with our sisters and brothers at the post office. Bring banners, noisemakers, and signs.”


NDP Canada Post Townhall
Thursday, January 30
6:30 PM
Woodlawn United Church
54 Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth

“Are you concerned about the recently announced price increases and cuts to service at Canada Post? If so, please join us for a community discussion. We hope to hear from folks in the non-profit and small business communities to tell us how price increases will affect them. We also hope to hear from people who are concerned about accessibility issues, in particular, seniors and people living with disabilities. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in an open-floor discussion about the future of Canada Post.”


Community-Labour planning meeting
Wednesday, February 5
6:00 PM
Labour Temple
3700 Kempt Road, Halifax






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