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Post workers’ union briefs on threats to service

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The CWU union is holding briefings of workplace reps across Britain this week as the start of a fresh campaign against privatisation and liberalisation.
Issue 2329

The CWU union is holding briefings of workplace reps across Britain this week as the start of a fresh campaign against privatisation and liberalisation.

The threat of privatisation hangs over Royal Mail. Liberalisation has already let rival firms cherry-pick the profits of bulk postings, and competition over the “final mile” of delivery has now arrived.

We need a campaign that mobilises the whole union membership. We need a mass public campaign in defence of the postal service as a public service.

Simon Midgley, CWU area delivery rep, Bradford & District (pc)


Portsmouth closure threat

The Mail centre at Slindon Street, Portsmouth is under threat of closure, putting 380 jobs at risk. CWU branch secretary Ruth Harris said, “This appears to be part of the move towards privatisation.”

Jon Woods

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