ZCO, the company which got the contract to privatise the Faversham Post Office has already revealed its policy for Kent.
The first job advert for Sittingbourne Post Office was for staff with one year’s Post Office experience and two years working with customers. The pay rate was £4.35 to £8.21 an hour, significantly less than the minimum wage, which is a legal requirement for all workers
in Britain. £4.35 is for apprentices, not experienced workers.
Paying less than the minimum wage carries a fine of up to £20,000. Meanwhile, the company has gutted the service. Parcel collection now shuts at 2pm and when visited by the Faversham Eye last week, only one counter was open. Still this is better than Sheerness, which has been shut by the ZCO group since our last issue.