New Zealand Post has confirmed 90 jobs will be lost when it
closes its Waikato mail processing centre.
Last June NZ Post announced it was closing its Waikato,
Wellington and Dunedin mail centres, at a cost of 500 jobs in
Engineering, printing and Manufacturing Union (EPMU) postal
industry organiser Joe Gallagher said closing the Waikato
mail centre would impact the whole community.
"The fact is that Post is still very profitable, but the
government has given them permission to reduce delivery days,
reduce the level of service provided to the community, and
cut jobs up and down the country," said Mr Gallagher.
"It's really disappointing that we have a government more
interested in building new roads than investing in jobs and
EPMU members at NZ Post would be entitled to redundancy pay
under their collective agreement.