As MPs get ready to go back to work next week, Canada Post workers are also getting ready - to fight plans to halt home delivery.
A demonstration is planned for this Sunday in Ottawa. Union spokesman for Montreal Alain Duguay said they've got 20 buses reserved so far to transport their members, with about a thousand people expected to march on Parliament Hill, including workers from Ontario and Atlantic Canada. Duguay said other labour unions will be involved as well as members of the public.
Duguay said ever since the announcement by Canada Post, morale among members has been sinking.
"It's very hard to work for Canada Post right now. If you add this announcement too, the people don't see any light at the end of the tunnel," Duguay told CJAD 800 News.
But he added the plan to phase out home delivery has also got their backs up, galvanizing their fight against the decision which he said is now bolstered by what he calls major public support.
"(There's been) big frustration, though we have a lot of people calling us, sending us messages of encouragement," Duguay said.
"For us, it's a start. We used to be alone in that fight. But now that it's officially announced, we're not alone anymore."
Monday is also a National Day of Action with more protest actions planned, Duguay said.
"We won't quit until the elections."