Post Office to close and franchise more Crown branches

THE Post Office is planning to close and franchise 37 Crown offices, including four in Yorkshire.

The Communication Workers' Union (CWU) says the move will result in the loss of 300 jobs and 127 specialist roles altogether.

Closures in Yorkshire affect Ropergate in Pontefract, Church Lane, Pudsey, Huddersfield's New Street and Bridgegate in Rotherham.

The Post Office said the changes would help to keep branches where customers wanted and needed them to be.

But the union said the move was "evidence ... For the full story register now for free or login below...