Campaigners will be out in force tomorrow morning
in support of the Post Office workers campaign to
prevent the franchising of the town’s Crown Post Office
to WH Smith.
Post Office managers are currently ‘consulting on proposals
to transfer the town’s postal services to the high street
stationer. The post office has been operating from its
current site for over 100 years.
Under the deal, postal workers will be forced to accept
redundancy or transfer to WH Smith on what are likely
to be less preferential terms. Townspeople claim that
the new proposed site is inadequate, lacking space
and has poor access compared to the current site.
Speaking today, Beverley Labour’s George McManus
said, ‘I hope the public turn out to support our postal workers
and to protect this valued service, The demonstration
has garnered cross party support as well as opposition
from the East Riding Council so I hope the whole town
will unite behind the campaign.’