A meeting to protest at plans to sell-off Royal Mail will be held in Huddersfield next week.
Simon Midgley, a postman and Communications Workers Union representative, will speak at the meeting, which takes place at 7pm next Tuesday at Huddersfield Town Hall.
The Government is pressing ahead with plans to privatise the postal service – at the same time as 125,000 postal workers are being balloted on strike action.
Industrial action could start by mid-October, just as potential investors are being courted to buy shares.
Bob Stoker, secretary of Huddersfield TUC, which has organised the meeting, said: “There is no case for selling off the Royal Mail. It’s a modern efficient, profitable service. It’s well-loved by the British public.”
He said the decision was “driven by blinkered, right-wing dogma that has ridden rough-shod over public opinion”.
Mr Stoker added: “Undoubtedly, this will provide handsome profits for the Tories’ chums in the City who will benefit from arranging the sale.”
Some 13,500 Royal Mail workers in Northern England will get free shares in Royal Mail following the decision to float the operation.
Business minister Michael Fallon said privatisation of Royal Mail was “the final step to help modernise the business and allow it to invest in the future”.