September 13, 2016 11:30 AM

Delivering Community Power: Summer 2016 Campaign Update

Cross-Canada Tour: 18 cities

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CUPW Local President Julee Sanderson addresses the crowd at the Saskatoon event, one of 18 stops across Canada for the tour.

With a lockout of 50,000 postal workers appearing imminent, Friends of Public Services' Director Dru Jay hit the road to spread the word about the postal workers’ bold proposals. Our goal was to bring together environmentalists, social movements, labour movement folks and postal workers to talk about how we can put the tremendous publicly-owned infrastructure of Canada Post to work towards addressing the climate crisis and improving quality of life for everyone in Canada. 


September 01, 2016 4:57 PM

Job Posting: Assistant Campaigner

The position:

The Montreal-based assistant campaigner position is involved with almost all aspects of Friends of Public Services' operations, including assisting with research, administration, outreach, writing, fundraising, editing, and social media. The assistant campaigner will work with FPS's coordinator in our Montreal office, and be in contact with other volunteers and collaborators in Montreal and across Canada. Individuals in this position will gain experience designing and running online campaigns, and in all facets of running a small and dynamic campaigning organization. The successful applicant will be creative, driven by a desire for social justice, and ready to learn new skills rapidly. FPS is a new organization with rapidly-evolving strategies and practices, and the assistant campaigner will play a major role in shaping the organization's practices and culture.

 


August 30, 2016 4:01 PM

Prominent women call on Trudeau to stamp out sexism by supporting postal pay equity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA, August 30–Women from coast to coast have released an open letter calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to keep his promise to supportequal pay for work of equal value.


February 29, 2016 5:58 PM

Delivering Community Power: Media Roundup

Today, Friends of Public Services -- along with the Naomi Klein and the Leap Manifesto team, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Association, ACORN Canada and the Canadian Labour Congress -- launched Delivering Community Power, a bold new vision of how Canada Post could become the hub for a just transition to a 100% renewable economy.


January 28, 2016 11:41 AM

Montreal: Friends of Public Services seeks assistant campaigners

Assistant Campaigner positions at Friends of Public Services

socialmediabackdrop-fb3.jpgCompensation: 
Volunteer position
 
Time commitment: 
5 hours/week, from Feb 8 to June 8, 2016 (four months), with opportunities for continued involvement.

 


January 07, 2016 1:08 PM

Friends of Public Services: a look back at 2015

Friends of Public Services has had quite start since our founding in August 2015.


December 10, 2015 12:10 PM

Liberals ask 33 Harper appointees to step aside 'voluntarily'

Letter says recipients are welcome to reapply under new appointments process

By Catherine Cullen, CBC News


October 16, 2015 7:18 AM

Anti-privatization campaign seeks Trudeau ouster in Papineau

A grassroots campaign to oust Trudeau in his riding of Papineau has attracted over 30 volunteers, distributed thousands of flyers, and put up hundreds of posters -- despite getting started with 12 days left in the campaign. The ad hoc group seeks to hold Trudeau accountable for his stance on public-private partnerships (P3s), which have cost taxpayers billions in cost overruns and wasted resources.


October 01, 2015 2:01 PM

Five Signs Canada Post is Rushing the Installation of Self-Serve Mailboxes

New boxes: not so super


September 13, 2015 2:56 PM

"Stop the Conservative Cuts": Pamphlet available for download

A new pamphlet from Friends of Public Services is available for download in pdf format.