West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Boyle welcomes postal service vote in Assembly

Published: 9 October, 2013

Sinn Fein West Tyrone MLA Michaela Boyle has welcomed the Assembly's backing for the Royal Mail to remain in public ownership.

Speaking after the Assembly passed the motion calling on the British government to abandon its proposals to privatise the Royal Mai she said,

"If the privatisation of the Royal Mail service gets the go ahead then there will be a reduced service and job loses.

"Private firms will cherry-pick those areas where they can make a profit leaving other areas, specifically rural, abandoned and under-serviced.

"It will have a negative impact on employees, the services provided and will inevitably lead to branch closures, particularly in rural communities.

"This move by the British government is not about improving the service but hoping to fill a gap in the British Treasurery finances, by selling off this vital public asset."