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.
Workers at hundreds of Crown Post
Offices are set to strike on Easter Saturday in a dispute over closures, jobs and pay.
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.
Gill Furniss MP, Labours Shadow Postal Services Minister, commenting on the announcement of a further 74 Crown Post
Office closures, said:
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.
The Barry Crown Post
Office in Holton Road is facing closure due to "restricted growth opportunities".
When we have four betting shops in the Burges, phone shops, card shops and pound shops, why have we only one Crown Post
Oce which is by far more a valuable service and more widely used?
STAFF at Crown post
offices staged a fresh strike after talks failed to resolve a long-running dispute over jobs, pay and branch closures.