My hubby's mother worked for Canada Post in Chesterville for many years. She supported her mom and dad, as well as hubby, this way. Don't we need Canadians to have jobs?
|This box hangs open,|
you can see how small they are!
Now we rely on our mailbox at the end of the driveway. They deliver the mail in a wee truck, driving wheel on the right. This is rural mail!
We order a lot by email. These packages often fit into our mailbox, but sometimes they come through UPS. My UPS guy is a pet, as my mom would have said. He told me a little bit about their working conditions. He delivers to our area, about an hour out of Ottawa. He has to drive back into the city at the end of the day. I asked if he had kids and he said, no. He told me their hours are too long. He often doesn't get home until 8 at night, and this is bad for families. Many families are ending up divorced. Despite UPS claiming to be a people oriented employer, it is impossible to get time off for things like kid's soccer games.
This is the way Canada Post is going to go. Private companies will rise up, employees won't have union rights, nor any bargaining power. This will take us back to the bad old days.
I've signed a petition. I think it might be slacktivism, but since CUPW is lobbying, I figured it couldn't hurt. I can't remember Canada Post asking my opinion.
Don't let Canada Post end door to door delivery http://www.change.org/p/don-t-let-canada-post-end-door-to-door-delivery?recruiter=47118149&utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition … via @CdnChange
|Rideau Ferry Postal Boxes|
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Then there are the men and women who will lost their jobs – from coast-to-coast.
Why weren't Canadians thoughts considered? Small businesses want daily mail. Canada Post refused to grandfather door-to-door.
Citizens wanted to go to every-other-day services, at least, rather than nothing.
They are ticking off many people with the placement of these boxes. It is fine in a new development, but think of inner city locations and the suburbs, where there isn't space.