Socialist Worker

Post workers rally against effects of privatisation

Issue No. 2462

Workers on the rally in Parliament Square last week

Workers on the rally in Parliament Square last week (Pic: Guy Smallman)


The CWU postal workers’ union launched a campaign against the effects of privatisation in the postal industry on Thursday of last week.

Some 500 CWU reps attended the People’s Post launch rally in central London. Speakers included CWU general secretary Dave Ward, Matt Wrack from the FBU union and left wing columnist Owen Jones.

They marched on the government’s department for business.

Tory chancellor George Osborne plans to finish this year the Royal Mail selloff he began in 2013.

The People’s Post will be a publicity campaign. But Ward also said there would be industrial action if workers’ terms and conditions were attacked.

CWU rep Paul Garraway told Socialist Worker, “We need to get the members involved in the campaign—and we need to get to the public as well. It has to be more than a tweet.”


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