Postal Defence Campaign
Solidarity Ottawa (formerly Solidarity Against Austerity) is working closely with our allies at the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in Ottawa to defend our public postal service and save door-to-door delivery. Solidarity Ottawa has played a leading role in convening local and pan-Canadian People for Postal Workers networks. We are demanding an end to the plan to cut home mail delivery and that Canada Post implement postal banking as an important service expansion.
“In an exclusive report, parliamentary news site Blacklock’s Reporter disclosed… that Canada Post spent the better part of four years conducting research, polling and focus group studies, all of which concluded that the Crown corporation “could profitably launch the largest banking network in the country.” – Ethan Cox, The Toronto Star
Coalition for an Accessible Public Postal Service (CAPPS)
Solidarity Against Austerity convened the Coalition for an Accessible Public Postal Service in November 2014. The coalition brings together the Ottawa and District Labour Council, the Congress of Union Retirees (CURC), the Ottawa chapter of ACORN, the Ottawa-Carleton section of ETFO (Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario), child care workers (CUPE 2204), Graduate Students Association at Carleton, CUPE 4600 (TAs and Sessional Lecturers at Carleton), Solidarity Against Austerity, and several others. If your organiziation would like to join the coalition, let us know.
We are urging Ottawa City Council to pass a strong resolution opposing the elimination of home delivery. You can add your voice here.