The Post Office is not just a place for sending parcels. It is the heart of a local community. But it is under assault - through closures, privatisation and neglect.
We need you to get involved.
The CWU has created this site so that you can easily access the tools you need to do just that.
Together, we can save our post office.
The CWU is campaigning for a successful post office network which brings a range of quality services to communities across the UK. We represent members in Crown Post Offices as well as postmasters, workers in support functions and across Royal Mail Group who come into contact with the post office network daily.
The Post Office faces an uncertain future. In 2013, following the Postal Services Act, it was separated from Royal Mail – the only major state postal operator to divorce its retail arm from its mails operation. A 10 year inter-business contract was brought in after CWU lobbying to ensure that Royal Mail continues to use the post office network, securing key business for the next decade.
We have been campaigning for a state-owned Post bank to be established in the Post Office to cater for the needs of vulnerable consumers, businesses and rural communities. Access to trusted banking is at the core of the campaign. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has spoken supportively of this concept several times over the past couple of years and the Post Bank idea is starting to rise up the political agenda.
Indeed contained within the Labour Party manifesto 2017 is the following commitment: “Labour will end the closure of Crown Post Office branches, which play a major role in serving their communities. We will also set up a commission to establish a Post Bank, owned by the Post Office and providing a full range of banking services in every community”.
Write To Your MP
Simply fill in the form below to send an email to your Member of Parliament. Start typing your address and the tool will automatically select your MP for you:
Sign Our Petition
Greg Clarke is the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. His department is the department responsible for the Post Office. Please note: This form collects your email, name and location so that we can add you to our campaign database and keep you involved.
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