The joint pay equity committee has met weekly every Thursday since mid-October with one exception, November 29th. As of December 12th there have been no disagreements between the parties. We are still waiting for the appointment of the arbitrator by the Minister of Labour.
Minister Morneau Must Withdraw Bill C-27 - To everyone’s surprise, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau has tabled a bill to establish target benefit pension plans for private sector employers under federal jurisdiction and Crown Corporations. Postal workers are directly affected, and we strongly oppose this Bill.
“We are approaching the crucial moment in the case of Leonard Peltier. It is time to take action and ask President Obama to pardon him. Leonard is now 72 years old and in poor health. In spite of all the political factors that may have influenced the legal handling of the case, Leonard has been in prison for over 40 years and it is time to let him out.” This is what Frank and Anne Dreaver, in charge of the Canadian Leonard Peltier Defence Committee, came to tell the members of the National Human Rights Committee when they met on December 3 in Ottawa.
OTTAWA – While the parliamentary committee on the future of Canada Post is recommending the restoration of home delivery for some who lost it under the Conservatives, there’s no mention of a postal bank, which many said would be a good move for Canada Post to reinforce its profitability.
Mixture of good, bad and potentially dangerous - The parliamentary committee looking at the future of Canada Post has given its recommendations to the government in a report made public on December 13, 2016. There are 45 proposals in total, but not one that recommends postal banking.
This year marks the 27th anniversary of the murders of 14 women at École Polytechnique in Montréal, Québec. The December 6th Montreal Massacre specifically targeted women and feminists and since then, December 6th has been commemorated as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.
Support Postal Banking - Download and Sign the Petition
Canada needs a postal bank. Thousands of rural towns and villages in our country do not have a bank, but many of them have a post office that could provide financial services. As well, nearly two million Canadians desperately need an alternative to payday lenders. A postal bank could be that alternative. Download and sign the petition urging the Government of Canada to instruct Canada Post to add postal banking, with a mandate for financial inclusion.