Matt Rodda Member of Parliament for Reading East
I am opposing the Government cuts to post offices and I am calling for proper post office services to be retained in Reading, Caversham and Woodley.
I met disabled people, councillors and members of the Communication Workers’ Union today to learn more about problems with proposed changes to services.
Lisa Nandy MP, who is playing a leading role in the campaign also joined us to show her support. The Wigan Labour MP has visited a number of towns facing post office cuts and is working with the CWU to raise awareness of the needs of customers and staff.
The Post Office want to close the Crown Post Office in Market Place and move services to WH Smiths In Broad Street.
I’m campaigning for a fair deal for customers and staff and I am calling for the WH Smiths management and the Post Office to listen to the concerns from disabled people.
I’m very concerned about the real difficulties that could be faced by blind and partially sighted people, people with mobility problems and many other disabilities.
I also am opposed to the loss of skilled jobs and new staff will be employed on lower rates of pay.
I called on managers to listen and think again and I’m urging the Government to reverse its cuts.