The facts on Canada Post

I’d like to clear up some incorrect information printed in the article “Union worried about Canada Post outlet store”

I’d like to clear up some incorrect information printed in the article “Union worried about Canada Post outlet store” (Nelson Star, Friday June 7).

In response to the quote by Brenda Muscoby-Yanke: “This city alone will loose approximately 100 years of experience,” she says. “When it’s a corporate store, those people don’t get trained. They may be minimum wage employees. And they can charge what they want to a point. The corporate office has certain prices and that’s all we can charge. They work for Shopper’s. They have nothing to do with Canada Post.”

Here are the facts:

The opening of any postal outlet is determined by Canada Post, not by Shoppers Drug Mart.

All Canada Post outlets (whether corporate or dealer) use the same retail point-of-sale system software and that system charges the same rate for the same services across the board.

The Shoppers Drug Mart postal outlet is meant to provide additional service and greater access to Nelson residents when the other outlet may not be open. The employees are trained to a high standard of performance.

Keith Kerekes

Shoppers Drug Mart/Nelson owner


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