Canada's National Philatelic Centre Laying Off Employees
A Canada Post spokeswoman is quoted as saying a private contractor was recently hired to take over the work now done by temporary employees and that permanent staff will be replaced as they retire or leave until all of the centre’s services are privatized.
The article points out, "The philatelic centre is a contact point for stamp collectors, people with small to medium-sized post office orders and those with individual and commercial postage concerns."
According to the piece, "Canada Post says it is struggling with the declining use of its mail and courier services, forcing it to cut costs. The Union of Postal Communications Employees, which represents the centre’s workers, has launched a campaign to fight the privatization."
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