Local TD claims that Postmasters are pushed to their limit

A Sligo/Leitrim TD says postmasters have ‘reached a tipping point’ in their wait for various payments that were agreed with them.


It’s as the postmasters are due to hold an emergency meeting next Monday to consider balloting on industrial action over the issue.


The payments include a promised “fit for purpose” payments system as agreed in the 2018 contract, as well as outstanding agreed payments for additional work on money laundering requirements and Western Union Transactions, plus additional 2021 Christmas Payments.


Sligo/Leitrim Independent TD Marian Harkin says there is now more and more work required from postmasters, but the payments are not forthcoming in a timely manner.


Speaking to OceanFM News, Deputy Harkin gave an example of the increased paperwork now needed for a once-simple transaction, like getting a  postal order.