If you live in rural Canada, brace yourself for snail mail getting even slower.
Union official Gord Fischer, the union's Prairie region national director, said posties are worried about the effect of the change on customers. Service is bound to be slower, he warned.
“Where they used to have overnight service in Brandon (Manitoba), within city mail, now of course it’s going to be in a lot of cases delayed,” said Fischer. “It’s going to have significant customer impact.”
The union, not surprisingly, is also worried about job cuts. But Canada Post spokesman John Caine told CBC News the jobs of existing employees are secure, though the workforce will shrink through attrition.
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“As we move forward, if someone leaves, chances are we won’t replace them,” Caine said.
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