Postal

Members of the Canadian Union of Postal workers seek signatures Saturday for a petition opposing changes at Canada Post. (CBC)

Canada Post workers were looking for support at Charlottetown's farmers market on Saturday.

They're upset at the decision by the Crown corporation to phase out the home delivery of mail. The union local is circulating a petition opposing the changes.

Canada Post says the cuts are necessary as fewer people use the service. It is also raising the price of a stamp to $1.

But Chris Clay, president of Charlottetown local of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, says it makes little sense to cut service and raise prices.

He said the union figured the farmers market was a good place to get signatures.

"Everybody’s supportive of us," Clay said. "It’s the same as what we’re hearing across the country, that the announcement came right out of left field and nobody understands why it’s being done."