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de Brún joins postal workers protest

8 September, 2010 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Feín MEP, Bairbre de Brún has today joined postal workers from a number of European countries who are protesting outside the European Parliament.

Many of the postal workers, who are protesting against the liberalising of the postal market, then met with de Brún and other MEPs to put their case.

Speaking from the European Parliament, Bairbre de Brún said: "Stories from across Europe tell us that where postal services have been liberalised the quality of service has got worse and workers are not paid adequate wages. Their working conditions are also worse and they don't have the same safety net of pensions as before. Many areas end up having to do without their local post office.

"We should not be going ahead with these measures which were ill thought out and which are clearly have such bad social consequences." ENDS

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