Media Advisory - Retired postal workers mobilize to defend decent pensions

OTTAWA, June 21, 2016 /CNW/ - While Canada Post is at the table trying to roll back pensions for its 50,000 current employees, a new organization is being launched by retired postal workers, some 24,000 strong. The National Organization of Retired Postal Workers (NORPW) is being organized by none other than Jean-Claude Parrot, a legendary former president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, along with other prominent CUPW retirees.

"We support postal workers who are standing up against cuts to the pensions that my generation fought for. We worked hard to establish decent pensions for ordinary people. Workers deserve to retire with dignity," said Parrot.

The government has been looking at scaling back pension plans, including switching secure defined benefit plans to riskier defined contribution or target pension plans.



Mike Palecek, national president, Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) and Jean-Claude Parrot, National Organization of Retired Postal Workers (NORPW)


Launch of retired postal workers' organization to defend decent pensions for working people


Wednesday, June 22 at 10:30 AM EST


377 Bank Street (CUPW National Office), K2P 1Y3


The profitable Canada Post and the federal government are trying to roll back pension benefits for workers.


SOURCE Canadian Union of Postal Workers

For further information: Aalya Ahmad, CUPW Communications, 613-327-1177 or


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