Union campaign saves Bridgend Post Office

cwu-post-office-strike-sept-2016Bridgend Post Office has been saved following a campaign by CWU members, local groups and the public.

 

Last year employees and the public alike feared the worst when the Post Office in Bridgend – like many around the country – was earmarked to be moved into the basement of a WH Smith at the other end of the town, under the name of ‘modernisation’.

However, following local and national campaigning led by the CWU, which included the ‘Save the Post Office’ postcard campaign – supported by thousands of members of the public – and demonstrations outside the branch, the Post Office has reneged on its original decision for relocation.

CWU assistant secretary Andy Furey said: “We are delighted that the Post Office has seen sense and has decided not to relocate the historic and much revered Bridgend Crown Post Office.

“We hope that the Post Office has now seen sense and will halt their current closure programme, which will affect so many locations and people across the UK. This news will be particularly encouraging for our members who have fought tirelessly against the aggressive closures and an uncertain future.

“We will continue to do all we can to ensure that this is just the first of many Crown Post Offices that will retain their prominent high street positions.”

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