‘Modernisation’ means cuts: Support the postal workers’ fightback

By a Coventry postal worker, 3 November 2009

The roots of this dispute and the reasons for these strikes go all the way back to 2002 and the appointment of Allan Leighton and Adam Crozier as chairman and chief executive of Royal Mail. Since they took over, there have been 60,000 job losses. Or cuts to you and me. So the people who are left are working harder and harder. ‘Modernisation’ simply means cuts.

Time to plan for all-out postal strike
Editorial The Socialist, Socialist Party England & Wales, 3 November 2009

PUBLIC MEETING CANCELLED:
Due to the cancellation of postal workers’ strike action

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