A proposal is currently being considered by the US Postal Service to sell its building in downtown Berkeley, CA and relocate its services. This is just one city that is feeling the impact of a crippling financial crisis currently affecting the Postal Service. In fiscal year 2012 it lost approximately 5.9 billion. And now thousands of buildings may be sold and thousands of workers laid off in what USPS says is an attempt to save itself, but critics argue is a step toward privatization.It’s commonly understood that the internet and e-communication is causing the demise of USPS, but that’s not the full story. What seems to be the prime cause is actually a little-known law passed in 2006.
London Assembly call on Mayor to protect universal postal service The London Assembly passed a motion today (Wednesday) calling for Boris Johnson, Mayor of London to support the Communication Workers Union (CWU) campaign to protect the universal postal service and lobby the government to bring Royal Mail back into public ownership.
Royal Mail has warned it faces a potentially hefty fine from French competition authorities, which are investigating possible anti-trust violations at the group’s parcel-delivery subsidiary. Shares in the postal service, which is 30% state-owned following a controversial privatisation last year, were among the biggest fallers on the FTSE 100, down 1.8% to 475p. They were […]
After repeated denials from the Conservative government that their service cuts and rate hikes at Canada Post have anything to do with privatization, we now know the opposite to be true. An access to information request by Blacklock’s Reporter reveals that the Prime Minister’s Office conducted a secret study into privatization only months before Canada […]
Royal Mail is to issue a special postmark to mark the Tour De France Grand Départ which begins in Yorkshire this Saturday (July 5th) The postmark will be printed on mail that is delivered across the UK on Saturday. It will say ‘Yorkshire Grand Départ Tour De France 2014’. It will be the first time […]
A FORMER postman has admitted stashing more than 1,500 stolen parcels in his loft for eight years. Stephen Dillingham, who worked as a postman in Bedfordshire between 1998 and 2009, took the packets sometime between 2006 and when he left the company but it wasn’t until February this year that his hoarding habit was discovered. […]