Concerns about postal jobs

A UNION chief has warned that the jobs of Exmouth’s postal workers are at risk if Royal Mail is privatised.

A UNION chief has warned that the jobs of Exmouth’s postal workers are at risk if Royal Mail is privatised.

Kevin Beazer, South West regional secretary for the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU), which represents 121,000 postal workers, said there was a real possibility of job losses.

He said: “The new Coalition Government are unfortunately still stuck in the past churning out old political dogma about how privatisation is the only answer for the Royal Mail Group.

“This Government seems to have ignored all the well founded arguments about how Royal Mail and the Post Office Network can be kept in public ownership as part of an integrated public service”.


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He added that they ‘didn’t care’ if Royal Mail was sold to a foreign postal administration or hedge fund.

“Potentially the new owners will have no concerns about changing the Universal Service or breaking up the company which will see the demise of the Post Office Network.

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“This decision will have a massive long term effect on communities across the region especially in rural areas.

“It’s time for the Government to listen to the people who make up the Big Society.”

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