WATCH: Repentigny postal workers mobilize against end of door-to-door home delivery

Postal workers in Repentigny won't go down without a fight, and they're reaching out to locals for help.

Repentigny is one of the first 11 canadian communities that will lose door-to-door home delivery by the fall.

So some 50 Canada Post employees and volunteers decided to deliver 5 000 post cards to Repentigny residents, asking them to send their thoughts on the importance of home delivery to the federal government.

In the meantime, Montreal union leader Sylvain Lapointe says reality is setting in for workers around the country.

"Employees are surprised; they're wondering how come this is all happening", he told CJAD.

"Of course, it was announced in the media a while back, but until it hits you in your community, you don't think it's real."

He added that it's important for canadians to mobilize in order to save postal jobs around the country.

Affected communities

Local Canada Post union vice-president Marc-Édouard Joubert says the community will suffer from the loss of door-to-door delivery as much as postal workers.

"We're here to support locals. There are elderly people, others who have disabilities and people who pay taxes, and we don't see they should lose the service they are paying for."

Current Canada Post clerk and former letter carrier Laurie Abrams told CJAD that Repentigny residents aren't reacting very well to news of the service cut.

"It's really unfortunate because sometimes people only know a good thing when they're losing it, and now they see that we should have kept what we already have."

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  1. Mike d posted on 02/22/2014 09:31 PM
    Maybe we can start Quebec Post. We love these great union jobs!
  2. george posted on 02/23/2014 11:00 AM
    Mail has no purpose anymore. Not to mention the amount of paper wasted.
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