Another Post Office to close on Merseyside!
BOOTLE will see yet another Crown Post
Office face the axe; yet another on Merseyside being closed. The announcement
comes after the CWU held a 5 day strike, in a dispute partly about branch
closures. That strike before Christmas 2016, only affected Crown Post Offices.
It is thought that the demise of this Bootle Post Office, along with 36 others,
now due to go, will see around 300 staff lose their jobs. These 37 will then be
franchised or closed for ever. This closure comes as the Post Office sees ever
increasing costs and competition from both online, in forms of email and other
file sending systems, as well as offline, with the rise in cheaper courier
services and now, drone delivery. All of which will put further pressure on the
service. In Southport, as many know, the 1st closures led to the loss of the
historic Crown Post Office, located on Lord Street. That loss has resulted in
many complaints, as well as difficulties for the elderly and business users
alike. What are your views on this? Are you affected by the closure? Please
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