The Con-Dems proposed bill to privatise the Royal Mail will lead to widespread closures of post offices; threaten the universal postal system and will result in further cuts to services and increases in costs. It will adversely affect both domestic and business users.Postal workers will take their campaign against Royal Mail privatisation to parliament this month. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is organising a public rally at lunchtime on Wednesday 15 December at Central Hall, Storey’s Gate, Westminster, London SW1H 9NH. The main speakers are Green MP Caroline Lucas and shadow business secretary John Denham MP.

Other campaign events include a demonstration on Sunday 9 January in Witney, Oxfordshire – the constituency of Prime Minister David Cameron. The union is urging people to support their Keep the Post Public campaign and pledging to link to blogs that oppose the sell-off of Royal Mail.