Three out of four UK residents are against plans to partly-privitise the Royal Mail, according to a poll carried out on 20 May.
Three out of four UK residents are against government plans to part-privitise Royal Mail, according to a poll carried out on 20 May.
As well as 75% of people opposing the plans, more than 60% of the public said that the service must be reformed whilst remaining in the public sector.
According to a statement from the Communication Workers Union (CWU), the poll also reveals that 80% of people believed that the proposed sale “breaks a key election promise”.
Billy Hayes, general secretary of the CWU, which represents 180,000 postal workers, said: “Royal Mail needs to be modernised not privatised. The public have got it right, the business needs to be reformed within the public sector giving it the freedom to invest but keeping it as a public service; it makes organisational, financial and now clearly political sense.”
“The CWU will work with the government, the management and the public to ensure that Royal Mail is modernised as a public organisation to serve the nation’s interest.”
The poll, conducted by ICM, surveyed more than 1000 people across the UK.
Source: Triangle / CWU