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Temporary Postmen, Blackpool

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 21 May 1947

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asked the Postmaster-General on what grounds 30 men, all under 30 years of age and all ex-Servicemen, now employed in the G.P.O. at Blackpool, have been served with notices of dismissal to take effect at the end of this summer season.

A warning that employment may not be available for them after the present summer season has been given to 36 temporary postmen at Blackpool. I understand that whilst 29 of these postmen are ex-Servicemen only one is under 30 years of age. Issue of the warning arises out of current modifications of postal services which are being applied throughout the country and which are designed to save manpower and to release staff for production.