Wednesday, October 21, 2015

London Posties ask newly elected Liberal MPs to make good on campaign promises.

The following is a press release from CUPW Local 566 regarding the imminent conversion to CMBs in London. Newly elected Liberal MPs Peter Fragiskatos and Kate Young both participated in the Londoners for Door-to-Door town hall meetings held earlier this year, and this is their first test as our new Members of Parliament. Let's hope they are up to the challenge!

For Immediate Release: Wednesday October 21st, 2015
Kate Young, the new MP for London West and Peter Fragiskatos, the new MP for London North Centre are being called upon to ensure that they listened to their constituents during the election campaign.  
One of the key election issues in London was the removal of door to door mail, which was originally slated for Election Day, October 19 2015. The date has since changed to Monday October 26 2015.  
“There is still time for the Liberal Party to stop people from losing their home delivery,” said Dean Woronoski, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 566 in London. 
“It makes very little sense at this juncture, given the Liberal Party’s campaign promises.”
Kate Young was present at a Town Hall meeting that the Local held in June, which Ed Holder, the defeated Conservative MP, declined to attend. There, Young spoke about the Liberal Party’s support of door to door delivery and the fact that a vote for the Liberals would stop the Conservative-backed cuts.  
“Time is of the essence to ensure that Canada Post’s plan is halted for London,” said Woronoski.  
The national office of the union has contacted Justin Trudeau to request that the cuts be halted throughout Canada and a proper public review be held. 
“We urge all concerned constituents to contact their new Liberal MPs to ensure that their valued service is protected,” said Woronoski. 
For more information, please contact London Local 566: 519-672-4417
Tune into CJBK tomorrow morning, October 22nd at 7:22 AM for and interview with London Local 566 President Dean Woronoski.

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