- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
I celebrated National Postal Workers Day and support Labour’s plan to renationalise the Royal Mail and end cuts to the Post Office network.
To mark National Postal Workers Day on the 12th December 2017, I praised the posties serving Walsall South. The Government are overseeing a strategy of managed decline of the Post Office network and their decision to privatize the Royal Mail, the effects of which are being felt harshly today.
December 12th is one of the busiest days in the calendars for our postal workers. I am grateful for their hard work and determination as they collect, sort and deliver letters and parcels over the Christmas period.
Gill Furniss MP, Shadow Minister for Postal Services said:
“Our posties have been let down by the Tories whom since 2010 have pursued a strategy of managed decline of our Post Office Network and have overseen one of the biggest policy failures when it sold off the Royal Mail at below market price.”
“As a result, we have seen Crown Post Offices closures across the country meanwhile £700m paid out in dividend to private shareholders by the Royal Mai over the past four years. This has led to worsening pay and conditions for the posties on the ground who work day in day out to serve their local communities.”
“The next Labour Government will halt any further Post Office closures and will renationalise the Royal Mail so that any profits are reinvested back into the company to the benefit of its workers and consumers, not private shareholders”