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Issue No. 1796

POSTAL workers should demand action after the latest privatisation move. Post Office bosses announced this week they are continuing with plans to outsource the Romec engineering arm in a £1 billion deal. Work will be transferred to a joint venture with construction giant Balfour Beatty. Romec employs 5,000 people.

Billy Hayes, general secretary of the CWU union, said, 'We are totally opposed to the joint venture. It will do nothing to improve the service, and is the result of a discredited dogma that believes private is good and public is bad. 'I am putting arrangements in hand to consult with branches about whether to call for strike action. We have no assurances about the protection of our members' pensions, jobs and conditions.'

Northampton anti-privatisation march, Saturday 20 April, 11am, Midsummer Meadow car park. Rally at Royal Theatre.

LONDON PUBLIC SERVICE WORKERS' RALLY

Thursday 25 April, 7pm, Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London Speakers include Unison general secretary Dave Prentis, RMT general secretary Bob Crow, CWU general secretary Billy Hayes, and FBU vice- president Ruth Winters Called by Unison Greater London


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Sat 20 Apr 2002, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1796
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