Fears For Over 500 Post Offices From Irish Postmasters Union

FEARS FOR OVER 500 POST OFFICES FROM IRISH POSTMASTERS UNION

More than 500 post offices are at risk of closure if the government continues to move to electronic payments.

That’s the warning from the Irish Postmasters Union who say that even though they have the welfare contract they are losing the welfare business.

They say they are also at risk from the new ‘Post and Pay’ partnership An Post has with Tesco, saying it could destroy the network in two years.

General Secretary Brian McGann is calling on the Government to keep their promise to save the network.

“Our question – and it’s our only question – is how is it going to be maintained if there’s no plan?” he said.

“We’re asking govenrment – and the Dail motion that the technical group are putting forward next week on our behalf simply looks for a plan to deliver on the commitment that they’ve made”.

“How can you keep a commitment if you don’t have a plan?” he added.

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