Socialist Worker

Don't close Usk mail centre

Issue No. 2227

Around 170 people in Usk, South Wales, last week packed into a meeting to protest against Royal Mail’s threat to close their mail centre.

Those attending branded the lack of consultation with residents as “shameful”, while others raised concerns about the impact on the environment if postal workers have to travel further to deliver mail.

Heulyn Gwyn Davies from Royal Mail admitted the closure was a “commercial decision” but refused to reveal the savings made by the closure.

Workers presented him with 1,000-strong petition, collected in four days, calling for Royal Mail to reconsider.

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Tue 9 Nov 2010, 18:50 GMT
Issue No. 2227
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