Stoke Newington and Stamford Hill Post Offices under threat
The Post Office announced the decision to “seek partners” for 37 of its Crown branches on Tuesday as it looks to balance the books.
And among them are the Stoke Newington High Street and Stamford Hill branch, which have 15 staff members between them.
It follows the announcement last summer that 62 branches would be shut or sold off, including the one in Kingsland High Street, where workers went on strike last month to fight the potential loss of 22 jobs.
Post Office bosses argue it will help keep branches where customers want them, and that jobs can be transferred to the private firms.
But the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) said the move was “evidence the Post Office is in crisis” and the Hackney representative Clive Tickner believes it will “decimate” the service.
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