By Nora Loreto Just about every quarter over the past five years, a variation on a theme appears in the national news: Canada’s big five banks posted another period of record profit. And just about every time, the story follows the same frame: industry insiders warning that the good times won’t last very long, a Continue readingPostal banking is our only hope to rein in Canada’s Big Five banks
By David Bush, Gerard Di Trolio, and Doug Nesbitt In early September the Canada Post Task Force, promised by Justin Trudeau during the last election to review the postal service’s future, released its discussion paper. The paper was the committee’s preliminary thoughts about the future of Canada Post based on stakeholder meetings, expert opinion and Continue readingKilling Canada Post: Trudeau’s Turn
By David Bush The negotiations between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers have been underway for over eight months. The two parties are far apart on a number of issues: pay equity for Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers, the introduction of two-tier pensions, improving the short-term disability plan, and improving working conditions Continue readingThe crooked intentions of Canada Post
Rankandfile.ca’s West Coast correspondent Daniel Tseghay interviews Megan Whitfield, President of Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 626 in Toronto as well as Jennifer Savage, President of CUPW Local 846 in Vancouver about the CUPW strike vote an bargaining. Daniel also interviews Dru Oja Jay of Friends of Public Services about ideas to transform Canada Continue readingRankandfile.ca Podcast Episode #1: Canada Post negotiations and the future of the post office
The following video is an interview done after the two day postal banking symposium put on by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers in Ottawa on April 26 -27. Greg Macdougall interviewed two experts on postal banking: -George Collins is a Logistics Organiser with EPMU in New Zealand. -John Anderson, author of CCPA report on postal Continue readingWeekend Video: Postal Banking at Canada Post?