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Solidarity and support for postal workers

17 December 2012

For NUJ members on picket lines one of the boosts of the day is when the postman or woman (almost inevitably) refuses to deliver the mail to the company that is cutting journalists’ jobs or paying them peanuts.

Today trade unionists can give back some support to colleagues from the Communication Workers Union by supporting the first ever National Postal Workers Day.

The union wants to highlight the contribution of workers who six days a week, 52 weeks a year, in heat waves, floods, and blizzards are out on their rounds, on the road, and in mail centres playing their part in ensuring that this vital public service delivers to everyone, everywhere.

130 million items are expected to be in the Royal Mail system alone on 17 December – one of the busiest days of the year.

Postal workers for all companies are inundated with Christmas cards and presents – including parcels ordered on the internet in various shapes and sizes.

Please help the CWU celebrate the great work of postal workers and support their campaign to protect the universal service – which guarantees the same price for mail to anywhere in the UK.

The union wants to stop unfair competition – which disadvantages Royal Mail – and to insist on a living wage for all postal workers.

So on Monday thank your post woman or man – and support CWU members and the work that they do.

The hashtag is #PostDay

CWU general secretary Billy Hayes writes about postal workers day.

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Tags: solidarity, cwu, post workers