Postal services in London
This Assembly notes with concern the impact that the expansion of the end-to-end postal services by TNT Post UK across London has on Royal Mail’s ability to sustain the universal service obligation.
Companies such as TNT are able to cherry-pick the most lucrative areas to deliver post. Furthermore, TNT offers only insecure terms and conditions for staff, employing workers on zero-hours contracts at minimum wage and supporting the growth of a low-pay insecure job market.
This Assembly therefore calls on the Mayor of London to:
Determine what changes are needed to protect and ensure the future of the Universal Postal Service.
Make representations to TNT Post UK about becoming a living wage employer and offering staff secure, permanent contracts.
Lobby the Government to bring the postal service back into public ownership.