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Post Office workers pay rates to be reviewed to stop branch closures

Post Office workers could be set for a pay rise after ministers agreed to review their wage rates in order to try to halt branch closures

Many postmasters have warned that years of pay cuts have wiped out their profits, leaving them no choice but to close. Around £110million has been wiped off postmaster pay since 2012 with more than 1,000 post offices currently shuttered. In April 2,500 sub-postmasters warned they could close or downsize over the next 12 months.

However, business minister Kelly Tolhurst insisted staff should receive a fair wage stating 'I have brought together the Post Office leadership team and representatives of local postmasters to launch a new review into pay. I want this substantial review to engage meaningfully with postmasters across the country and be concluded as quickly as possible to ensure postmasters receive a fair wage.’

The news will lift many rural towns and villages across England that fear losing their sole branch.

Full article:

→ Daily Mail - Post Office workers could be set for a bumper pay rise after ministers caved in to pressure and agreed to review their wage rates in a bid to stop a wave of branch closures

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