The Irish Postmaster’s Union (IPU) has launched a major campaign demanding that the Government produce an action plan to ensure the sustainability of the Post Office network.
The nationwide campaign began in Sligo and a series of Postmaster meetings across the country will continue over the next few months.
Postmasters will gather outside Leinster House on February 26, coinciding with a vote on a Dail motion calling on the Government to produce a comprehensive plan setting out measures to deliver on their commitment to sustain the network as contained in the Programme for Government.
The motion calls for the Government to maintain existing business and direct new business through Post Offices while also stressing all tenders involving over the counter transactions should be decided on both social and economic policies.
IPU Vice-President, Padraig McNamara, said “the Post Office network is under serious threat-the network as we know it will be wiped out unless we get Government action now.”