LETTER: Clarification from Canada Post

Canada Post will not be laying off 6,000 to 8,000 postal workers. Over the next five years, we expect roughly 15,000 employees to retire.

I’m writing in regards to a letter to the editor written by Alex Atamanenko, MP for British Columbia Southern Interior, about the changes at Canada Post.

I would like to thank Mr. Atamanenko for offering his insight. We welcome all viewpoints, and we realize that some Canadians have concerns about the changes we announced.

I would like to clarify a few points in his letter.

Canada Post will not be laying off 6,000 to 8,000 postal workers. Over the next five years, we expect roughly 15,000 employees to retire or voluntarily leave the company. This will allow us to reduce the size of our workforce — by hiring replacements for only the positions we need, not by laying off our employees.

While Canada Post will be opening more franchise postal outlets in local businesses across Canada, we will not be privatizing existing corporate postal outlets.

Canada Post did invite the opinions of Canadians about the future of Canada Post in an online forum and also invited residents to share their opinions via traditional mail. We received hundreds of letters from Canadians, which helped us shape our plan to transform our business. The summary of what we heard is posted on our website.

Be assured that we have explored all options including revenues-generating ideas and will continue to do so as we change to meet Canadians evolving postal needs without becoming a burden on their taxes.

 

Susan Margles

Canada Post

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