Post Office consultation28/08/17
PROPOSED changes to Post Office services in Dundee city centre have come under scrutiny by a leading councillor.
Lynne Short convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee has written to Post Office chiefs seeking clarification on the projected switch from Meadowside to Whitehall Crescent.
She said: “After carefully reading through the consultation letter sent out by the Post Office’s sales and trade marketing director I am writing back to him seeking information on a number of issues.
“I’m concerned on two fronts, what happens to existing employees and what happens to the services they deliver.
“The letter from Roger Gale makes no mention of if, and under what terms and conditions, staff who currently work at Meadowside will transfer to the new operation at Whitehall Crescent.
“It is not clear who they will work for if the move goes ahead and as a community that aspires to be a Living Wage city I want reassurance that their terms and conditions will not be diminished in any way.
“The people of Dundee deserve the best services and while there are advantages to having our main Post Office in Whitehall Crescent with its good public transport links and central location, it will be no use if what we can do there isn’t as much as we currently have in Meadowside.
“Telling us that ‘the majority of products and services for customers would be unchanged and opening hours would be increased’ is a good start but ‘the majority’ isn’t all.
“I would encourage as many people as possible to make their views known to the Post Office by taking part in their on line survey at www.postofficeviews.co.uk
“The consultation runs until October 4 with the change scheduled to take place in November. That is quite a tight timetable so I am seeking answers as quickly as possible.”