Postal workers say Save Our Royal Mail in Vince Cable?s constituency

29th August 2013

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Postal workers say Save Our Royal Mail in Vince Cable's constituency

Postal workers from Twickenham - Business Secretary Vince Cable's constituency - will be protesting against plans to privatise Royal Mail this Saturday. A campaign bus and street stall will be taking the campaign to Twickenham town centre and local postal workers will deliver postcards and petition to Vince Cable's constituency office.

Time: 10am - 2pm for street stall and campaign bus

12 noon delivering petition and postcards to Vince Cable's office

Place: Stall outside Santander on King Street, Twickenham

Activity: Petition-signing, leafleting, campaign noise and activity

Jim Kirwan, CWU London regional secretary, said: "Vince Cable is holding the strings of this unpopular privatisation attempt so we're taking the campaign right into his backyard. He shouldn't ignore the feelings of his own constituents and the postal workers who deliver to his home and office.

"There's no basis for privatising Royal Mail. It made £403 million profit last year and is successfully modernising under public ownership. Privatisation would be a major blow to the whole industry - putting jobs at risk, increasing prices and putting services at risk too. It's not in the best interests of customers or staff."

In a recent YouGov poll 72% of Lib Dem voters said they are against privatising Royal Mail (YouGov, July 2013).

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For more information contact Jim Kirwan on email: londonregion@cwu.org or tel: 020 7336 8371

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