Archive for Postie Opinion

A correction: Will the Internet Kill the Post Office?

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On December 15, 2013 I published a “meme” on facebook comparing mail volumes in 1988/89 with  the volumes in 2012. The figure used in the graphic for 2012 was incorrect. Read more

POSTAL WORKERS CONDEMN SWEEPING CUTS TO POSTAL SERVICES

Today Sunday December 15, 2013.

POSTAL WORKERS CONDEMN SWEEPING CUTS TO POSTAL SERVICES AND THE WRECKING OF THE PUBLIC POST OFFICE BY CANADA POST CORPORATION AND THE HARPER CONSERVATIVES. Read more

HANDS OFF OUR PENSION!

Today Sunday December 8, 2013. 

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NO TO CANADA POST’S ATTEMPTS AT TURNING THE SOLVENCY DEFICIT OF THE DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLAN INTO A “CRISIS”!  Read more

CUPW LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN FOR BANKING SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED AT CANADA POST

Today Sunday December 1, 2013.

On October 16, 2013 the Canadian Union of Postal Workers publicly launched its campaign to have Canada Post pursue banking services as a future area of business.  The campaign was launched on October 16 to coincide with the 32nd anniversary of Canada Post as a Crown corporation. Read more

U.S. STEEL ANNOUNCES PERMANENT SHUTDOWN OF IRON AND STEELMAKING AT HILTON WORKS ENDING OVER 100 YEARS OF STEELMAKING ACTIVITIES IN HAMILTON.

On October 29, 2013 U.S. Steel Corporation, a U.S. giant monopoly headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with worldwide operations announced that it would permanently shut down the iron and steelmaking operations which it controls at Hilton Works on December 31, 2013, thus ending over 100 years of steelmaking activities in the city of Hamilton. Read more