Post Office protest planned

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Customers at Wisbech Post Office could face disruption this weekend when workers stage a walk-out in protest and plans to relocate the service in the town.

Tim Pavelin, of the Communication Workers Union, said staff are in limbo and have no idea whether or not they are facing redundancy after the Post Office announced recently plans to close 70 Crown Post Office branches nationally including the Wisbech one and relocate them into franchises.

He said the Post Office had so far been unable to say when or where the service would be relocating or how many of the seven workers will be made redundant as a result of the cost-cutting measure.

Mr Pavelin said the proposals appeared to be “poorly thought out” and with “rhyme or reason” as to which branches were being closed.

Protestors will be outside the Post Office for part of Saturday morning, which will mean some disruption to services.

“Whether or not they will try to open with a skeleton staff, I don’t know, but people should be warned there could be disruption,” said Mr Pavelin, who hoped the public would show their support by signing a petition and writing to the local MP.