Royal Mail: 'It is vital that the post is delivered'

Postal workers could refuse to deliver post sent via anyone other than Royal Mail as part of a campaign to highlight a threat to the UK's universal service, union leaders warned today. In response, a Royal Mail spokesperson said:

All of the mail that we handle is important to us and needs to be delivered, as we always do, six days a week. It is vital to all of us at Royal Mail, to Royal Mail as a business and most importantly to our customers, that the post is delivered.

– A Royal Mail spokesman

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Postal workers boycott threat

Postal workers could refuse to deliver post sent via anyone other than Royal Mail due to "unfair competition" from competitors who can "cherry-pick" their delivery routes, and are under no obligation to deliver to rural homes, which costs more money.