Postal workers rallied Monday afternoon outside the sorting plant on Highbury Avenue in London against Canada Post's planned cuts.

Local members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers were being joined by the London Economic Development Corporation in opposing cuts the union says are not in the best interests of Canadians.

The protest was being held in hopes of protecting jobs and reversing the decision to stop door-to-door mail delivery.

The union also held a demonstration in Ottawa on Sunday against the postal shakeup.

In December, the Crown corporation unveiled a five-point plan aimed at stopping the financial bleeding.

It followed a report that said the national service was on track to lose $1 billion per year by the end of this decade.

The plan includes cutting up to 8,000 unionized jobs through attrition and collective bargaining.

Fourteen-year veteran postal worker Tracy McManus says it's tough on morale.

"I don't want to see anybody out of work and lose their job. I mean the more seniority you have the better the chance to keep your job. But anybody that's coming in to Canada Post now, it's gonna be tough right so I mean it'd be nice to keep the door-to-door," says McManus.

One-third of Canadian households still get door-to-door delivery.

But under the plan by Canada Post, that would be phased out over the next five years, with superboxes becoming the norm.

Peter Koschman, 74, says it's going to be hard on older customers.

"I'd rather have it delivered here, especially winter time is the hardest time, with the snow up to my knees sometimes up to my waist. It's very hard to go out and pick up my mail, so it's going to be much harder."

Although you can't miss what you never had, says one community box customer.

"Works fine. It's right there so I just have to walk across and get the mail everyday but we've never had mail delivery home doesn't really affect us I guess," says Heather Smith.