CWU says stamps should celebrate all
Following the revelation that Royal Mail will not be producing next-day stamps for gold medal winning Paralympics athletes, the Communication Workers Union is today urging Royal Mail to continue its amazing achievements in celebrating the success of Olympic gold medal winners by treating Paralympians the same.
Dave Ward, CWU deputy general secretary, said: "Royal Mail has done a fantastic job in celebrating the successes of Team GB through the next-day stamps and overnight gold post boxes. These efforts have caught the imagination of the public and helped to extend the excitement and celebration of the 2012 Games beyond London."We believe that the same treatment should be given to our Paralympic athletes.
"CWU is aware there are some potential logistical problems with producing next day stamps for the expected volume of gold medals in the Paralympics. However, if we work together in the spirit of the Olympics we think there should be a way of overcoming these issues and finding a way to celebrate the achievements of our Paralympic athletes in equality with our able bodies Olympians.
"Paralympians have overcome incredible injuries and disabilities in order to compete at the highest level of sport. There must be efforts that Royal Mail, with the support of its workers, can pursue to bring next-day stamps to celebrate their achievements."
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