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Share via Email The Royal Mail strike is extremely damaging. It harms the customers, each and every one of us. It harms employees since it accelerates the decline of the business that pays their wages. It harms shareholders the taxpayers who will have to find yet more money to keep the Royal Mail in business.
The government commissioned a year-long independent review of the postal services. Our remit was clear: Our central concern was to ensure it flourished.
The universal postal service involves six-day collection and delivery from 12, post offices andred post boxes to 28 million homes and businesses, at prices which are independent of distance. Everyone, including the Communications Workers Unionagreed with us that in order to maintain the universal postal service, the Royal Mail had to accelerate urgently its modernisation plans.
If not, it would inevitably decline because it would fail to compete with other postal companies in the liberalised European market, and because the digital media such as email and texting are causing a decline in letter volume.
The Royal Mail is embarrassingly near the bottom of the premier league of European postal operators by measures of efficiency, such as levels of automation. As a result, the survival of the universal postal service is seriously threatened.
We found little evidence that it could. For a range of reasons, it has proved very difficult to get the improvement of industrial relations which would then allow modernisation to accelerate, thus ensuring the health of the universal postal service.
Industrial relations are exacerbated by the constant arguments surrounding the nature of the Royal Mail. Is it a commercial venture which has a strong and regulated public service obligation?
Or is it a public service with some commercial trappings? Given the irreversible liberalisation of the postal market across Europe, and the ever-greater competitive impact of the internet and mobile phone industries, we came to the conclusion that the Royal Mail had no choice but to be more commercial.
Without it there would be little chance of survival for the universal postal service. Unless, of course, the taxpayer was willing to pump in yet more billions of pounds. But there are obstacles. As the report stated: Modernised postal operators around the world told us firmly that it is very difficult to achieve modernisation if there is constant political intervention in their commercial management.
Britain once had a world-class postal service. Everyone involved in the service — government, unions, management, and regulators — has contributed to its relative decline. The country has a chance now to reverse the decline — but it will require bold action from all parties.
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