Union claims Canada Post has put moratorium on end to home mail delivery in Hamilton

News Jun 03, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

An "indefinite hold" has been put on the end of door-to-door mail delivery in Hamilton, says the union representing postal workers.

The union said Hamilton postal workers were informed yesterday by Canada Post managers that no new date for the end of door-to-door delivery would be scheduled at this time.

It said the decision has yet to be confirmed in writing by Canada Post Corporation.

"At this point, we can only speculate, but we think the actions of Hamilton residents have had an impact," said Terry Langley, president of the Hamilton local of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).

Canada Post spokesman Jon Hamilton said the Crown corporation is moving ahead as planned.

"There's been no change in direction," he said in an email.

Langley pointed to Henry Evans-Tenbrinke, who occupied a super mailbox installation site for three weeks, as one of the reasons for the hold.

The issue of ending home mail delivery and setting up community mailboxes has been contentious since Canada Post made the announcement nearly a year ago.

The City of Hamilton and the Crown corporation are in the middle of a court battle to determine if the municipality can put restrictions on the mailbox installation.

Mountain residents didn’t get their new mailbox keys in May as promised, but spokesman Hamilton said Monday not to take that as a sign door-to-door mail delivery will continue indefinitely.

In April, Canada Post sent letters to home owners saying they would receive their keys between May 11 and 25.

But contractors are still installing super mailboxes and until their work is finished, the keys won’t be handed out, said Hamilton.

“So when the boxes are installed, we will send a letter letting them know when to expect their keys,” Hamilton said in an email.

“The key package will follow, which will provide the exact date mail will start to arrive in their box. Until then, it’s the status quo.”

Union claims Canada Post has put moratorium on end to home mail delivery in Hamilton

Delivery of keys to homeowners delayed

News Jun 03, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

An "indefinite hold" has been put on the end of door-to-door mail delivery in Hamilton, says the union representing postal workers.

The union said Hamilton postal workers were informed yesterday by Canada Post managers that no new date for the end of door-to-door delivery would be scheduled at this time.

It said the decision has yet to be confirmed in writing by Canada Post Corporation.

"At this point, we can only speculate, but we think the actions of Hamilton residents have had an impact," said Terry Langley, president of the Hamilton local of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).

At this point, we can only speculate, but we think the actions of Hamilton residents have had an impact

Canada Post spokesman Jon Hamilton said the Crown corporation is moving ahead as planned.

"There's been no change in direction," he said in an email.

Langley pointed to Henry Evans-Tenbrinke, who occupied a super mailbox installation site for three weeks, as one of the reasons for the hold.

The issue of ending home mail delivery and setting up community mailboxes has been contentious since Canada Post made the announcement nearly a year ago.

The City of Hamilton and the Crown corporation are in the middle of a court battle to determine if the municipality can put restrictions on the mailbox installation.

Mountain residents didn’t get their new mailbox keys in May as promised, but spokesman Hamilton said Monday not to take that as a sign door-to-door mail delivery will continue indefinitely.

In April, Canada Post sent letters to home owners saying they would receive their keys between May 11 and 25.

But contractors are still installing super mailboxes and until their work is finished, the keys won’t be handed out, said Hamilton.

“So when the boxes are installed, we will send a letter letting them know when to expect their keys,” Hamilton said in an email.

“The key package will follow, which will provide the exact date mail will start to arrive in their box. Until then, it’s the status quo.”

Union claims Canada Post has put moratorium on end to home mail delivery in Hamilton

Delivery of keys to homeowners delayed

News Jun 03, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

An "indefinite hold" has been put on the end of door-to-door mail delivery in Hamilton, says the union representing postal workers.

The union said Hamilton postal workers were informed yesterday by Canada Post managers that no new date for the end of door-to-door delivery would be scheduled at this time.

It said the decision has yet to be confirmed in writing by Canada Post Corporation.

"At this point, we can only speculate, but we think the actions of Hamilton residents have had an impact," said Terry Langley, president of the Hamilton local of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).

At this point, we can only speculate, but we think the actions of Hamilton residents have had an impact

Canada Post spokesman Jon Hamilton said the Crown corporation is moving ahead as planned.

"There's been no change in direction," he said in an email.

Langley pointed to Henry Evans-Tenbrinke, who occupied a super mailbox installation site for three weeks, as one of the reasons for the hold.

The issue of ending home mail delivery and setting up community mailboxes has been contentious since Canada Post made the announcement nearly a year ago.

The City of Hamilton and the Crown corporation are in the middle of a court battle to determine if the municipality can put restrictions on the mailbox installation.

Mountain residents didn’t get their new mailbox keys in May as promised, but spokesman Hamilton said Monday not to take that as a sign door-to-door mail delivery will continue indefinitely.

In April, Canada Post sent letters to home owners saying they would receive their keys between May 11 and 25.

But contractors are still installing super mailboxes and until their work is finished, the keys won’t be handed out, said Hamilton.

“So when the boxes are installed, we will send a letter letting them know when to expect their keys,” Hamilton said in an email.

“The key package will follow, which will provide the exact date mail will start to arrive in their box. Until then, it’s the status quo.”