Speaking at a meeting in the Scottish Parliament, Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie gave her support to the Post Bank Coalition, which is campaigning for the creation of a new ‘Post Bank’ system.
The PostBank could provide personal and business bank accounts serviced by the Post Office network.
“This is a unique opportunity to answer concerns around secure finance for people and the future of the post office network,” said Cathy.
Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie has tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament calling for the Royal Mail to remain publicly owned. (S3M-03557 Cathy Peattie (Falkirk East) (Scottish Labour): Keep the Post Public)
“This is a matter for Westminster to decide,” said Cathy, “but it is also one that has profound implications for the social and economic wellbeing of Scotland, and that make it an important issue for the Scottish Parliament too. I do not believe that there is any justification for the privatisation of the post, partial or otherwise. The Royal Mail Group revenue and profits are increasing, and would be higher were it not for the uncompetitive conditions under which the Royal Mail delivers mail for rival companies.
Cathy Peattie MSP visited Royal Mail’s Grangemouth and Bo’ness Delivery Offices to pass on best Christmas wishes and encouragement to the postmen and women at their busiest time of year.