Royal Mail is proposing to close three major Mail depots, at Reading, Gloucester and Coventry. This is a big test for the CWU since, under the pressure of competition in a liberalised market, Royal Mail will surely look for more closures if they are able to close these three.
The Gloucester CWU has a campaign website at www.savegloucestermailcentre.co.uk which includes a petitition directed at Minister Alistair Darling. As well as signing the petition can you also send a letter to Allan Leighton opposing the proposed closures at:
Royal Mail Group Plc
148 Old St
Trades unionists will support the workers whose jobs are under threat. At the same time there is an environmental angle to this issue, since the closure will add to road traffic, both for post and staff.