POSTAL workers rolled up to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in London yesterday to deliver a giant message: wish you were there for us.
The Communication Workers Union battle bus, which toured Britain this week before heading to the BIS building in Westminster, has collected thousands of signatures on a 20-foot-long postcard calling on the government to protect the post office network against closures.
CWU general secretary Dave Ward said: “The company has been quietly closing and privatising our post offices and flogging the real estate.
The government has allowed this in the face of public opposition and without any decision of Parliament.
“The British people are being robbed of a public asset and public service.”
The union has called a strike ballot among its members in response to job losses and branch closures.
A Post Office spokesman said its bid to enhance services “means taking decisions which can be difficult for those directly affected.”