BREAKING NEWS: Talks on post centre closure confirmed

Work switch proposal in face of fewer letters and rise of emails but no final decision until Neww Year

THE Royal Mail has confirmed proposals to close mail centres in Stratford and Nine Elms, and transfer the work to other depots.

But no final decisions have been made.

“We are continuing to consult with the unions about a proposal to close two central London mail centres,” said Royal Mail.

The statement went on: “It is recognised by both Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union that we have more mail centres than we need due to lower volumes of mail and a significant reduction is required.

This affects London as elsewhere.”

It continued: “Royal Mail has an excellent track record of supporting people through changes and we are committed to continuing this. We expect to reach a final decision in the New Year.

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It is therefore too early to speculate on the future of any site.”

Decisions are being made in response “to the huge growth in electronic communications and the resulting decline in overall mail volumes which in the UK means that there are now 13 million fewer letters posted every day compared to five years ago.”