Postal services in London

Wednesday 16 July 2014, 12:00pm

Motion detail

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[1].

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.