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Boylan welcome for postal service vote in Assembly

8 October, 2013 - by Cathal Boylan

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has welcomed the Assembly’s backing for the Royal Mail to remain in public ownership.

The Armagh MLA was speaking after the Assembly passed the motion calling on the British government to abandon its proposals to privatise the Royal Mail.

Cathal Boylan said:

“If the privatisation of the Royal Mail service gets the go ahead then there will be a reduced service and job loses.

“Private firms will cherry-pick those areas where they can make a profit leaving other areas, specifically rural, abandoned and under-serviced.

“It will have a negative impact on employees, the services provided and will inevitably lead to branch closures, particularly in rural communities.

“This move by the British government is not about improving the service but hoping to fill a gap in the British Treasurery finances, by selling off this vital public asset.”

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