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Keep the post public – Sinn Féin

1 November, 2010 - by Cathal Boylan, Martina Anderson MEP

Bairbre de Brún MEP and Cathal Boylan MLA have stressed their stance that postal services should be kept public ahead of next week's meeting with Billy Hayes, general secretary of the CWU (Communication Workers' Union).

De Brún and Boylan will meet with Billy Hayes and local CWU representatives in Stormont today (Monday 1 November.)

Bairbre de Brún said: "Privatising or selling off the postal service would result in a much worse service and loss of jobs as well as poorer working conditions for the remaining workers. A privatised industry would also result in accessibility problems for those who have come to rely on their local post office."

Cathal Boylan said: "There has yet to be a comprehensive study on postal service liberalisation and there are no guarantees in place to protect the workers. We need to ensure privatisation doesn't happen and we must ensure that a universal service is protected." CRÍOCH

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