Postal worker protest

Members of the Communication Workers Union are set to meet outside Hucknall Post Office in Nottingham to protest government plans to sell off parts of Royal Mail.

Post Office protest over plans to sell off Royal Mail

Protesters have gathered outside a Nottingham post office to oppose plans to sell off parts of Royal Mail.

Protesters gather outside Hucknall Post Office in Nottingham to object to plans to sell off parts of Royal Mail
Protesters gather outside Hucknall Post Office in Nottingham to object to plans to sell off parts of Royal Mail Credit: ITV Central

Campaigners from the Communication Workers Union (CWU) gathered in front of Hucknall Post Office wearing 'Keep Calm and Save Our Royal Mail' T-shirts to hand out leaflets to passers-by.

Postcards voicing concern over the proposals have also been handed out to people to send to their local MP.

Campaigners handed out leaflets and postcards for people to send to their MP
Campaigners handed out leaflets and postcards for people to send to their MP Credit: ITV Central

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Protest planned by postal workers in Nottingham

Royal Mail workers are set to protest in Nottinghamshire today as part of a campaign to keep the UK postal service in the hands of the taxpayer.

Members of the Communication Workers Union will meet outside Hucknall Post Office in Nottingham from around 10.30am to highlight the threats posed by proposals to privatise the service.

Business Secretary Vince Cable announced plans to sell off up to 90 per cent of the Royal Mail last month, adding:

The time has come for the government to step back from Royal Mail and allow its management to focus wholeheartedly on growing the business and planning for the future.