World Post Day

October 9, 2020

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October 9 is World Post Day, a moment to celebrate the unique and vital role postal workers play in the civic, economic and social life of people around the globe. 

The date commemorates the founding of the Universal Postal Union, which since 1874 has united postal services internationally to ensure a harmonious worldwide postal system. 

In this year when the world has faced down a deadly and disruptive pandemic, postal services and postal workers have proven once again how indispensable they are to communities everywhere. By processing and delivering vital medicines and needed supplies, and by continuing to connect people in times of social distancing and quarantine, postal workers have proven that quality, reliable postal services are indeed truly essential. 

Our contributions have not gone unnoticed. Here in the United States, we have seen an incredible outpouring of support from the public this year. Whether it was lawn signs recognizing the frontline efforts of postal workers and other essential workers, or the thousands of supporters who joined us in #SavethePostOffice demonstrations, the people of the country have clearly recognized the value of our work.

“Today let’s use the occasion of World Post Day to remember that our work, and that of postal workers around the world, is truly essential to the people we are proud to serve,” said President Mark Dimondstein. “In this country, let us also use the day to redouble our efforts to defeat those forces who would destroy our national treasure, the public United States Postal Service.”

For more information on World Post Day, see the UPU’s website here:
Or join the UNI Global Union livestream, here.

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