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MSP’s concern over Bishopbriggs Delivery Office closure

MSP Rona Mackay has spoken of her concern over the planned shutdown of Bishopbriggs Delivery Office by Royal Mail.

Services would be integrated into the Kirkintilloch Delivery Office which would then serve all customers in the G64 area, the company has announced.

Royal Mail has entered talks with the Communications Workers Union (CWU) on the closing down of services in Bishopbriggs.

Ms Mackay, MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, has arranged a meeting with the Director of External Relations for Royal Mail to hear more about the plans and to request that no redundancies are made if services are going to be moved.

She said: “This is what we feared when arguing against the privatisation of Royal Mail – one of the LibDem/Tory coalition’s worst crimes when they were in Government at Westminster.

“It is particularly disturbing to close a parcel depot when increased parcel delivery was cited as one of the main reasons Royal Mail increased its annual profits by 25 per cent in 2016/17.

“I have arranged a meeting with Royal Mail to ask for reassurance that no jobs are cut in closing down the Bishopbriggs Delivery office if this proposal goes ahead.”


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