The Post Office is a public service industry, and as such, our crown post
offices should not be sold off to the highest bidder.
She said: "The Post Office must ensure that the Crown Post
Office remains in Town, preferably on the high street and within a very short distance to the bus stop.
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.
The proposals disregard the wealth of expertise, experience and sense of pride in public duty which is shared by Crown Post
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.
Summary: Crown Post
Office workers are to go on strike over Easter
TWO years ago you published a letter of mine in which I complained that the Crown post
of-fice in Acocks Green was not only a public service, but also a hard-sell shop.
If they choose to go on strike, they could force Royal Mail-run post offices - which are part of what is known as the Crown Post
Office Network - across Merseyside to temporarily close.
SIR; The report from the trade and industry select committee on Crown post
offices makes interesting reading for retailers, subpostmasters and consumers.
The Communication Workers Union is demanding government action following the announcement that 64 Crown post
offices will close this year.
I WAS baffled to hear last week in Llangefni that the Crown Post
Office in Church Street, is facing another onslaught to close down again.