Archive for April, 2010

Public-service union to fight privatization of some Canada Post services

April 7th, 2010

The country’s largest public-service union says it will fight a Canada Post decision to privatize parts of its operations.

The Crown corporation announced last week it would outsource its contact centres and the National Philatelic Centre, eliminating more than 300 jobs across the country.

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Malaysia postal rates to go up

April 7th, 2010

The price of domestic postage stamps will be higher effective this July as part of Pos Malaysia Bhd’s strategy to improve its productivity and efficiency.

This will be the first time for Pos Malaysia to revise the price since its corporatisation in 1992, the company said in a statement here today.

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Finland postal service to open mail and send scanned email copies

April 7th, 2010

Not even the most intimate love letters, payslips, overdue bills and other personal messages will be spared under the controversial scheme.

The service, aimed at cutting the number of postmen and reducing CO2 emissions in the sparsely-populated country, is being offered on a voluntary basis initially.

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