It is part of a move by the Post Office to reduce the number of Crown Post
Offices and instead seek to relocate services into franchise partners such as WH Smith.
offices - the biggest branches in larger towns and cities - make a loss of PS37million a year.
Gary Watkins, CWU regional secretary for Wales, said: "Franchising a Crown Post
Office is not only a dumbing down of the services.
Workers at hundreds of Crown Post
Offices are set to strike on Easter Saturday in a dispute over closures, jobs and pay.
Managing director Paula Vennells said: "The Crown Post
Office network is losing pounds 55m a year.
The select committee may have focused on Crown post
offices, but the bigger picture of the provision of post office services will not he missed by convenience store operators.
WORKERS in hundreds of Crown post
offices will today stage a fresh strike in a row over jobs, pay and closures.
Chester-le-Street's Crown post
office in Front Street faces closure, with all the services currently provided there set to be franchised out.
STAFF at Liverpool's Crown Post
Offices were taking part in a fresh strike today in a long-running row over closures, pay and jobs.
WORKERS in hundreds of Crown Post
Offices are to stage two fresh strikes in a long-running row over closures, jobs and pay.
WORKERS at Crown post
offices on Teesside were today set to join fresh national strike action.
The Communication Workers Union will start balloting their 4000 members in Crown post
offices this week on industrial action.