Archive for Danielle Desormeaux

FOUR CUPW RETIRED ACTIVISTS HONOURED AT THE NOVEMBER GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNION.

At the general monthly membership meeting held on November 3, 2013 the Ottawa local of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers proudly honoured four of its retired members for their outstanding contributions to the struggle of postal workers for their rights and for their overall dedication to the well-being of the membership and to that of the Union over a long period of time. Read more

CANADA SIGNS TRADE DEAL WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION CALLED THE COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC TRADE AGREEMENT (CETA)

Today Sunday November 3, 2013.

On October 16, 2013 the Conservative government announced in its Speech of the Throne that Canada would soon be concluding negotiations on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the 28-member European Union (EU). Read more

SPEECH FROM THE THRONE

Today Sunday October 27, 2013.

Dear Nader,

On October 16, 2013 the Canadian Parliament resumed after having been prorogued at Harper’s request last month in what was an obvious attempt to avoid dealing with the corruption scandals plaguing his government and the subsequent cover-up operations by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).  Harper has always promoted himself and his government as being “holier than thou” and different from the rest of the political class. Read more

CANADA POST IS THE ONE ACTUALLY BEHIND ALL THE MEDIA FRENZY REGARDING ITS FINANCIAL VIABILITY AND CREATING A “CRISIS” SO THAT THE HARPER GOVERNMENT CAN STEP IN AND IMPOSE ITS NEO-LIBERAL AGENDA OF AUSTERITY ONTO POSTAL WORKERS AND THE CANADIAN PEOPLE.

Canada Post has accelerated its drive in this regard since February 13, 2013 when it leaked a headline to CTV News “that sweeping cuts may be ahead for Canada Post as it faces a $327 million operating loss last year”.  It was then reported that in order to stay afloat, Canada Post was considering reducing home delivery from five to four, or even three days, closing some of the 6,500 retail outlets across the country and consolidating the 21 sorting centres to just major cities, that is Winnipeg, Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Read more

FALL SPELLS MORE ANTI-WORKER AND ANTI-UNION ATTACKS BY THE HARPER CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT

Today Sunday September 29, 2013.                 

Fall has officially arrived last week and the Canadian Parliament is set to resume on October 16, 2013 after having been formally prorogued by Governor General David Johnston on September 13, 2013 at the request of Stephen Harper, leader of the Conservative government. Read more