Sunday, March 06, 2011

Canada's National Philatelic Centre Laying Off Employees

Nova Scotia's Chronicle Herald reports 18 temporary employees at Canada's National Philatelic Centre expect to be unemployed soon and the permanent employees are worried about Canada Post’s privatization of the centre.

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."

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM