From the Canadian Union of Postal Workers:
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) and our allies continue to lead the charge for improved postal services and the greening of our postal system as part of a post-carbon economy.
The last year has been a monumental struggle for most of the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a serious strain on our public services and infrastructure. It has shone a spotlight on the inequities and injustices of our present systems.
While the public has shown gratitude to frontline workers during the pandemic, we need to ensure these workers continue to be highly valued after the pandemic. We are deeply concerned that there will be enormous pressure to return to the same dysfunctional, inequitable policies as before to pay for the costs of COVID-19 and our recovery.
We see this recovery as a crucial point in history, presenting progressive forces a once‑in‑several‑generations’ opportunity to fix many societal ills. That is why CUPW became a supporting partner of Principles for a Just Recovery last year. The movement offers a common platform for progressive groups to come together to build a just future. You can read more about the principles here: justrecoveryforall.ca
It is also a pivotal moment to set ourselves up to avoid climate catastrophe, while creating a just transition for workers. Through Delivering Community Power, we already offer concrete proposals that build off these principles. We need to push for things like postal banking, an electric fleet at Canada Post, check‑ins for seniors and living wages for all.
We would like to invite you to endorse our Delivering Community Power campaign and would be happy to include you in our public list of endorsers. In addition, we welcome your feedback and ideas on what a reimaged public postal service could do for your community, group, or organization. Please feel free to reach out to me with your endorsement information, questions, or comments.
Together we can build a more equitable and just society that puts the health and well-being of all peoples and ecosystems first.
Link to Endorse: https://www.deliveringcommunitypower.ca/endorse_orgs
Derek Richmond | Campaign Coordinator, Ontario Region, Canadian Union of Postal Workers | firstname.lastname@example.org