Watch Live: CUPW Symposium on Postal Banking

Live from Ottawa, CUPW symposium on Postal Banking.

Around the world, people use postal banks. Over one billion people on the planet do their banking at the post office. Yet in Canada, as we are told our public post office is in financial trouble, the idea of expanding into new revenue generating areas such as banking and financial services hardly gets a mention. We need to change the conversation.

We know from examples around the world that postal banking works and works well. So we have decided to invite experts from our sister unions in some countries where postal banking is working. We will hold a two day event in Ottawa from April 26-27, 2014 to hear from these experts. They will tell us about their experience with banking through the post office and some of its benefits for postal workers and society in general.

CUPW will be inviting politicians, policy-makers and some of our allies to come to the table to learn about this important subject. Together, with help from postal workers around the world, we will show that there are positive options. Canada Post can not only maintain its current services. It must also bring new services to people across the country and we aim to prove it.

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