News CUPW trying to turn Canada Post cuts into an election issue SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, staff Tuesday, Sep. 1st, 2015 The postal workers union is traveling across the country trying to rally votes. Union members were in Timmins this morning raising awareness about the cuts the current Conservative government is proposing. National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers Mike Palecek says they are trying to turn this into a major election issue. He says Canada Post continues to make profits, $200-million last year, and there is no reason for the cuts to continue. Palacek says the cuts include stopping door-to-door delivery, downsizing post offices in rural communities, and jacking up the price of stamps.