POST OFFICE: “SAVE OUR POST OFFICE” CAMPAIGN – PARLIAMENTARY EVENT AND RESULTS OF YOUGOV SURVEY
Further to LTB 129/19 dated 27th February. We are pleased to advise Branches that over 92,000 signatures have now been gathered in support of our Save Our Post Office campaign. This is an excellent response and we would like to thank everyone involved for their efforts in achieving this significant number.
A small delegation will deliver the petitions to 10 Downing Street this afternoon following the event in Committee Room 6, Westminster at 1.30pm. Our Communications team will be supporting today’s activities and updates and photos etc will be provided through the usual social media channels and also via our website.
YouGov Survey Results Demonstrate Strong Opposition to Franchising
To coincide with the event in Westminster, we commissioned an independent survey conducted by YouGov on the future of the high street and the privatisation of Crown Post Offices. The key headlines clearly support CWU policies and our concerns surrounding the Post Office’s seriously flawed strategic direction. A press release highlighting the YouGov survey results below is attached to this LTB for your information.
- 68% are more worried about the future of the high street today compared to five years ago compared to 3% who are less worried
- 81% have seen the closure of shops and services on their local high street over the past 5 years compared to 5% who have not
- Just 12% of respondents support the programme of privatisation
- 60% agree that a local community should have the power to veto the privatisation of a publicly owned post office in their local area, compared to 8% who do not.
Thank you for your continued support in this crucial campaign.
Andy Furey – Assistant Secretary
Terry Pullinger – DGS(P)
Dave Ward – General Secretary