CUPW pressing for “greener” Canada Post

CUPW pressing for “greener” Canada Post

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has joined up with environmental and community groups to present “innovative ideas for a different kind of post office” that “might fuel a greener economy”. Among the ideas proposed by the “Delivering Community Power” campaign are: electric charging stations at post offices, converting the postal fleet to made-in-Canada electric vehicles, mail carriers checking up on seniors and those with limited mobility, and postal banking as a means of financial inclusion and green investment.

In a statement issued by the CUPW yesterday (29 February), Brenda McAuley, the national president of the Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Association, was quoted as saying: “What if we used Canada Post’s vast delivery network to deliver the kinds of changes that Canadians really want – environmentally friendly options that support rural and Indigenous communities and local businesses?”

The CUPW’s Mike Palecek added: “It’s time to tool up to fight climate change and our post office can be that tool.”

 

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