A story from CTV says that Sweeping cuts may be ahead for Canada Post as the Crown corporation faces a $327 million operating loss.
Canada Post is considering the following options to reduce their costs and stay afloat as less people use traditional mail
- reducing home delivery from five to four, or even three, days
- closing some of the 6,500 retail outlets across the country
- consolidating its 21 sorting centres to just major cities.
While the changes could be several years into the future as a result of contracts and bargaining agreements, they will not be able to sustain those losses for the years it will take for those agreements to end.
Personally, I have used Canada Post less, not because of email but because locally they are so slow. I sent and received several expedited parcels and xpresspost envelopes last week and only 1 of 6 arrived on time – Canada Post is refunding the cost of those packages as they guaranteed dates that were not met but I know the company I work for will be greatly impacted by mail arriving only 3 days (and will likely mean our mail room staff will be dropped to part time so the job cuts will be wider than just Canada Post).
How do you feel about these changes (and please remember that we have Canada Post workers who are members of SmartCanucks and be respectful of that).
Thanks for the better CTV link dlee