CUPW Wants Details on Mail Box Theft
Prince George, B.C. – The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is calling on Canada Post to release details on the number of thefts from community mail boxes across the country.
The Federal Government had promised to restore door to door mail delivery and the Union says Canada Post “has a duty to protect Canadians’ confidential information and must come clean on the extent of the theft problem.”
Last December in Prince George, 14 community mail boxes were hit in the course of less than a week. There have been at least two more such events in this community since then.
“ We know this is happening across the country” says Mike Palacek, National President for CUPW “yet Canada Post refuses to come clean.”
CUPW is demanding a full report on theft and vandalism to community mailboxes and the restoration of door to door delivery. The Trudeau Liberals had promised to restore mail to mail delivery as part of their election campaign.
“Since Canada Post first planned to replace door-to-door home delivery by installing community mailboxes, we warned that it would not only be a loss of precious public service needed for so many, but also that it would jeopardize the privacy and safety of Canadians. This is what’s happening now.” adds Palecek.