Lilian Greenwood MP has today called on the people of Nottingham South to join her in a campaign to protect the future of Royal Mail and Post Offices.
The City MP will tomorrow join with members of the Communication Workers Union to gather support for a petition calling on the Coalition Government to halt their plans to sell off the Royal Mail.
The Postal Services Bill is due to be read for a third time in Parliament on 12th January 2010, paving the way for privatisation of this essential public service and threatening the future of Post Offices up and down the country.
Lilian Greenwood said:
“The Coalition's plans for Royal Mail pose a real threat to the future of postal services in this country."
"I am particularly concerned that the Con Dem's Postal Services Bill will end the link between the Royal Mail and Post Office Limited."
"A privatised Royal Mail could use other outlets for its counter services, depriving the post office network of a third of its income and inevitably leading to the closure of many existing branches."
"This Government's hastily composed and ideologically driven Bill also doesn't provide enough long term protection for the Universal Service Obligation - to provide a six day delivery service at uniform, affordable price throughout the UK."
"I've been working hard with the CWU locally to challenge the Coalition's plans and I urge people across Nottingham to support our campaign to protect Royal Mail and Post Offices for the
Darren Glebcoki, Chair of Nottingham CWU said:
" I would like to thank Lilian for her continued support of CWU members in Nottingham and all that she's doing to help us fight the Coalition's plans to sell off Royal Mail."