Canada Post to cut 180 jobs in Ottawa, London, and Hamilton
Katherine DeClerq, CTVNews.ca Staff
Published Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:24PM EDT
Canada Post is beginning to cut jobs as part of their “five-point plan” to stay afloat.
Overall, 180 full- and part-time jobs will soon be cut at the Crown corporation: 100 in Ottawa, 40-50 in London, Ont., and 30 in Hamilton.
The announcement was made to Canada Post employees on Tuesday morning as efforts to streamline operations are stepped up, said spokesperson Jon Hamilton.
It was also revealed that at the end of August, some of the mail-processing that takes place in London and Hamilton will be consolidated to Toronto, while some from Ottawa will be sent to Montreal.
Hamilton stressed that the affected plants will not be closing, though Ottawa’s plant – located at Riverside Dr. and Industrial Ave. – will eventually be downsized to a smaller facility with newer equipment.
Canada Post first unveiled its five-point plan to move toward sustainability in December, highlighting its decision to move community mailboxes in urban centres, to increase the price of stamps, and cut approximately 8,000 jobs.
The beleaguered Crown corporation says these changes will save approximately $700-900 million.
Canada Post reported a loss of $129 million in the last quarter.