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To: The CEO of Canada Post Corp., Doug Ettinger

Canada Post Must Ensure Safety for Employees and Customers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Canada Post Must Ensure Safety for Employees and Customers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Canada Post employees deliver essential services, but the lack of communication and implementation of safety measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 on the work floor and to the general public is severely lacking. We, as employees of Canada Post Corp., are asking you to implement these basic safety measures to help curb the spread of COVID-19:

We implore you to put an immediate halt on the collation & delivery of flyers and other non-essential mail items. We know from infectious disease experts that social distancing is critical to curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the absence of widespread testing. In order to follow the experts’ advice, the least amount of time spent in work areas where employees are in close contact with each other (ie. processing plants, delivery depots), would be paramount to help curb the spread of COVID-19. This includes cutting any unnecessary time spent in the plants or depots by employees (ie. flyer collation, sortation & delivery of any non-essential mailings).

We ask you to implement staggered start times of employees in the depots and processing plants, in order to adhere to Health Canada’s recommendation of distancing 2 meters between persons.

Basic sanitary supplies like gloves, sanitizer spray, and face masks should be made available to all employees at all stations, and training on best safety practices should be provided at all work stations.

If these simple safety precautions and procedures are not implemented by the corporation immediately, employees on the work floor and/or who are in contact with the public, can no longer work in good conscience while putting our own and the public’s safety/lives at risk. If you are not able to put safety precautions in place in a timely manner, we ask that you suspend operations until you do, with full pay to all affected employees.

Why is this important?

Public health officials have made it clear that everyone should stay home and avoid contact with others as much as possible. By continuing to work as normal, postal employees are put at great risk of contracting the virus and/or spreading it to customers. If Canada Post fails to act swiftly and boldly, many employees and customers alike may become severely ill or die as a result. The gravity of this can hardly be overstated.


Reasons for signing

  • Please at the very least supply is with the items we need while we are in the field. I’d we have to be out there please supply gloves and masks The gloves were being supplied but ran out and now there’s none for two days I take a small baggie ( ziplock) to work to put a small amount of sanitizer from wall mount into baggie so I have something in my car out in field
  • Some of the issues that members are raising in the workplace include cleaning staff and supplies, use of taxis, quarantine enforcement, leave and pay provisions for temps and OCREs, social distancing in interactions with the public, special child care needs, anxiety created by the situation, members over 70 years of age and public health recommendations, and more.
  • Friend work there and want them safe

Updates

2020-03-21 09:14:33 -0400

5,000 signatures reached

2020-03-19 22:24:56 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2020-03-19 21:16:58 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-03-19 19:27:11 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-03-19 18:41:06 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-03-19 18:04:38 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-03-19 17:40:04 -0400

10 signatures reached