Vince Cable: Save Our Royal Mail!
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Vince Cable MP

Vince Cable: Save Our Royal Mail!

    1. Darren Rowbotham
    2. Petition by

      Darren Rowbotham

      Exeter, United Kingdom

I'm proud to work for the Royal Mail, I think it's a great British institution and it provides a vital service for communities across the country. But right now minister's are preparing to privatise our Royal Mail with no guarantee that the services we rely on will be protected.

I cover three delivery routes in Devon everyday supporting local businesses and residents. For some older residents I might be the only person they see all day and it's good for them to see a friendly postman saying hello.

If the Government sells Royal Mail then the services that many people take for granted will be cut. The daily delivery service could stop -- meaning some rural areas will only see their postperson a few times a week. The price of a stamp could go up, local post offices could close and the private companies might start charging much more to delivery to rural areas. People will be left isolated, UK businesses will be affected and jobs will be at risk.

Royal Mail has gone through many changes over the last few years -- our hours have changed, start times have been adjusted and we've been called to take on more work. It has been hard at times to keep up with the demands. But I'm really proud of how we have coped. Reports show that the Royal Mail business is in a strong place -- all the changes and hard work is paying off. Yet the Government is paying millions to the banks to sell off the Royal Mail.

Government ministers have the power to make sure Royal Mail services are protected -- from our regular delivery service, to the price of stamps, to our jobsMy union, the Communications Workers Union is working with a coalition of other organisations to protect the Royal Mail. I hope my petition will also show the huge the public support out there for the Royal Mail. Ministers have to listen to voters, if enough of us tell them we want the Royal Mail services to be protected they will have make clear guarantees -- after all it our still our Royal Mail!

So please sign the petition and help Save Our Royal Mail.

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    1. The battle might have been lost, but the war is not over!

      Darren Rowbotham
      Petition Organizer

      Hello,

      You'll have noticed that despite our best efforts the government has moved forward with the sale of Royal Mail. The battle might have been lost, but the war is not over! I'm hearing that there is a possibility of a new campaign, one to keep the private handling of our precious Royal Mail honest. Watch this space!

      In the meantime I would just like to say thank you to you all for signing my petition. A special mention to Kat at change.org who has been great and the guys at impactSocial who first approached me with the idea of setting up the petition. Follow them for interesting campaign ideas and regular updates on twitter: @katsladden @impactissocial

      Stay tuned...

      Darren

    2. vist to downing street

      Darren Rowbotham
      Petition Organizer

      Sorry i have not been in touch for awhile as i have been on holiday

      tommrrow i am going to hand in this petition to number 10 downing street, with 126,522 signatures as it stands today just shows the publics view on privitisation of royal mail and the govenments plans and i cant thank you all enough for your signatures.

      can i please ask that we all share and ask family and friends who havent signed yet to add there names and help make an impact.

      once again a big thank you too all for your support.

      kind regards
      Darren

    3. Reached 100,000 signatures
    4. Twitter & nearly at 100,000 mark!

      Darren Rowbotham
      Petition Organizer

      Hi everyone thank you to everyone who has signed & were nearly at the 100,000 mark! I can't believe how fast this has grown & the support you have all given - lets share & reach the big land mark of 100,000 signatures your all amazing!
      For more up to date info please follow me on twitter @darrenrow this seems to be a great way to communicate the petition :)

      Once again & I can't say it enough a big thank you!

    5. Reached 75,000 signatures
    6. 30,000 mark passed !

      Darren Rowbotham
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you every one I'm in shock at these signatures & how fast they have come in over the last 2 days.

      I appreciate every single one it means a lot to myself & I'm sure all the other posties around the uk.

      Lets keep the momentum going & stop the sale of our national treasure the Royal Mail

    7. Reached 30,000 signatures
    8. 400 mark has passed

      Darren Rowbotham
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you everyone this is great nearly 430 but please keep sharing the petition I want to get this noticed in order to help stop privatisation!

    9. 300 mark passed

      Darren Rowbotham
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you everyone we have reached & passed the 300 mark
      We need to keep posting & share the link & hit the 500 mark!

      You have all made a difference & keep the petition going

      Thank you all
      Darren

    10. 250 mark reached

      Darren Rowbotham
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you everyone who has signed, we are now over the 250 mark & not far from 300.
      Please keep posting & sharing online social network sites and please tell family & friends to sign too - word of mouth is a powerful tool :)

      Regards
      Darren

    11. Reached 250 signatures
    12. 200 mark reached!

      Darren Rowbotham
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you everyone today we have reached & passed the 200 signatures mark - we are gaining speed & plenty of attention.
      Please keep sharing with friends, family etc....

      Once again a big thank you to everyone who has signed so far :)

    13. Radio Exe interview

      Darren Rowbotham
      Petition Organizer

      Today I was interviewed by a very nice lady working for radio Exe
      The interview is to be aired Wednesday

      Keep the flag flying & share this petition were making a difference already

    14. Big thank you

      Darren Rowbotham
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you everyone who has signed please keep the word going & help get more people involved- nearly at the 200 mark in 48 hours

      Lets make a difference and tell this Govenment what the public feel & don't want privatisation

    15. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Laura Whitfield LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      Seriously? You know what? We shouldn't even call this Britain anymore because we're losing all of our traditions, all of our institutions - everything that defines us, makes us Britain. I'm absolutely sick of this government - how they got elected is beyond me, maybe they give themselves an extra 11% vote rate.

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    • Carlos Burré ARGENTINA
      • 5 months ago

      Britain is great beyond any doubt, among other many things because of the matchless quality of its traditional public services.

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    • James Radley BUCKHURST HILL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      Royal Mail is part of britain

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    • Lorraine Marshall BELLSHILL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      Privatising the counterstaff was bad enough!

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    • Larry Dionne EDMONTON, CANADA
      • 6 months ago

      Public Services are owned by the public for a good reason. Let business create ther own walth and not be on corporate welfare or a leach on the taxpayer.

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