Today, I’ve been visiting our local postal workers to thank them for all their hard work over the last year, delivering mountains of letters and parcels to our homes and businesses.
As you would expect, this is the busiest time of year for our posties, who are out in all kinds of weather making sure that our post and gifts get delivered.
It is the dedication of our local postal workers in collecting, sorting and delivering post during the busiest period of the year that helps to make Christmas happen.
The Christmas operation to collect, sort and deliver all the mail is a huge operation, as I saw when I had the great privilege to meet postal workers at Mossley Hill and South Eastern delivery offices this morning to say a big thank you.
Communication Workers Union members are understandably pressing Royal Mail, which has paid some £700 million in dividend to its shareholders since privatisation, for improved pay and conditions. It is also clear that without teamwork and co-operation across the whole of Royal Mail, the system couldn’t operate.
The Tories are forcing Royal Mail to compete like any other company in the private sector by cutting jobs to force down wages and costs, but Labour will always back our Royal Mail postal workers.
Labour will bring Royal Mail back into public ownership so that profits are put back into the business again to the benefit of consumers and workers.
Thank you to Royal Mail and all its staff.
The last recommended posting dates for Christmas are:
Wednesday December 20 2nd Class
Thursday December 20 Signed For 2nd Class
Thursday December 21 1st Class
Thursday December 21 Signed For 1st Class
Thursday December 21 Special Delivery Guaranteed
Friday December 22 Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed