Shrewsbury Mail Centre jobs under threat

Royal Mail has confirmed that some of the jobs at its Shrewsbury Mail Centre are to be cut.

A six month review has begun into making changes at the operation where 440 staff currently work.

Royal Mail's Alex Warner said: "Any changes in Shrewsbury will, unfortunately, impact on some colleagues."

The Communication Workers Union and Unite Communication and Managers' Association are involved in the review.

Royal Mail said changes were necessary because of the growth in electronic communications and the decline in overall mail volumes.

It said it now delivers 59 million items a day compared to 84 million items a day six years ago.

There are 58 mail centres across the UK and Royal Mail has already announced that 16 centre are to close, including Worcester.

A decision on the Shrewsbury centre is expected at the end of August.

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