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From The Socialist newspaper, 15 September 2010

Privatisation's giant wrecking ball

PRIVATISATION of Royal Mail would have disastrous consequences for the workers and the public.

The universal service requirement would surely cease.

This is the obligation for RM to deliver to every address in the country, six days a week for a uniform and affordable price.

Deliveries could be reduced to three days a week, with charges made for extra days.

Cherry picking of 'profitable' towns/areas would occur, with rural residents losing delivery services altogether as these are seen as unprofitable, having to collect their mail from the nearest office instead, or having to pay for a delivery service, either individually or as a community.

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