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Post Office jobs cut

2nd February 1985
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THE POST OFFICE has failed to deny that there are plans for redundancy for some of its 5,000 transport engineers. The Post Office Engineering Union says it has found a top secret report which says that redundancy moves are on the way.

The top level management report leaked to the POEU discusses ways to axe up to 50 per cent of the 5,000 strong motor transport employees within three years and similar proportions of the 5,000 engi neering force, the POEU says.

The PO also wished to withdraw from its job security agreement, the leaked document says.

The POEU understands that the report includes motor transport engineers when it speaks of reductions in engineering staff and adds: "Our strategy will also have to embrace the corresponding M and T grades as similar plans exist for significant economies in that area also."

PO spokesman said that the leaked report was not concerned with transport engineers although it dealt with the engineering force.

But he failed to refute that job cuts were planned in the transport engineering sector.

POEU general secretary Bryan Stanley said: "The document says 'it will take twelve months to identify where all the surpluses are likely to occur' so that the PO does not have any identified manpower surplus.

"It is intent on creating one in order to sack engineers and motor transport grades."

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