Members of the Grantham Labour Party took their opposition to the proposed closure of Grantham Post Office to the Post Office’s “Customer Forum” yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 12 February).
The Post Office is proposing to close the existing Post Office in St. Peter’s Hill, and relocate it to the back of WHSmiths.
Several members of the Grantham Labour Party attended, and raised concerns of the lack of space and fewer counters that would be available in WHSmiths, and the poorer working conditions leading to a higher turnover of staff.
Speaking afterwards, John Morgan, Secretary of Grantham Labour Party said: “I went into Grantham Post Office last week to renew a passport. I paid extra to have my form checked by the staff there. If they replace the experienced staff with new staff, I could be paying someone to check who doesn’t know any more than I do.”
Labour activist Stephen Diggines added: “I was shocked when the manager that I spoke to stated that he ‘didn’t care what the staff or (their union) the CWU thought’. He should care. The staff are the Post Office’s biggest asset.”