Monday, 26 January 2009

For a public Royal Mail!

At the next Full Council meeting of Norwich City Council tomorrow evening (Tuesday 27 Jan.),

I will propose a motion asking Norwich City Council to

support the campaign for a publicly owned modern Royal Mail.

In 2008, Green Party City Councillors campaigned against the closures
of Post Offices in Vauxhall Street, Rosary Road, North Earlham, New
Costessey and Trowse.

 

This campaign is a campaign deserving strong support from everyone

who cares about the preservation of local communities. Last year we saw how willing the

government was to let Post Offices close, further abandoning communities across Norwich. I fear that a
privatised Royal Mail will seek to cut costs by putting
yet more pressure on local Post Offices, leading to further closures.

The motion states that a publicly-owned service is the best way to
serve the population of Norwich and to safeguard jobs in a time of
recession.

The government has a real opportunity to
modernise Royal Mail and to provide services at a local level, but
instead they have opted for a quick and nasty privatisation. This is a
move in the wrong direction, and is especially ironic when you notice

that the government is in the process of nationalising most of Britain's banks. . .

 

As we have seen before, privatisation is a
false economy which will lead to higher prices and poorer services.

 

 

2 Comments:

Blogger Majeed Neky said...

Well done on the motion. There is a new petition against the sale here:

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Royal-Mail-Sale/

This campaign will take both local and national action to work!

9 February 2009 at 11:53  
Blogger Majeed Neky said...

Link here

9 February 2009 at 11:54  

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At the next Full Council meeting of Norwich City Council tomorrow evening (Tuesday 27 Jan.),

I will propose a motion asking Norwich City Council to

support the campaign for a publicly owned modern Royal Mail.

In 2008, Green Party City Councillors campaigned against the closures
of Post Offices in Vauxhall Street, Rosary Road, North Earlham, New
Costessey and Trowse.

 

This campaign is a campaign deserving strong support from everyone

who cares about the preservation of local communities. Last year we saw how willing the

government was to let Post Offices close, further abandoning communities across Norwich. I fear that a
privatised Royal Mail will seek to cut costs by putting
yet more pressure on local Post Offices, leading to further closures.

The motion states that a publicly-owned service is the best way to
serve the population of Norwich and to safeguard jobs in a time of
recession.

The government has a real opportunity to
modernise Royal Mail and to provide services at a local level, but
instead they have opted for a quick and nasty privatisation. This is a
move in the wrong direction, and is especially ironic when you notice

that the government is in the process of nationalising most of Britain's banks. . .

 

As we have seen before, privatisation is a
false economy which will lead to higher prices and poorer services.

 

 

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