An Post workers may face major changes in Kerry under new plan.

An Post workers and An Post offices in the county could be facing major changes over the next year under a radical plan to save the ailing semi-state company. The plan which has been outlined to an Oireachtas committee concentrates on bringing An Post from its current loss-making position into profit within 5 years.Under the new plan for An Post 1 thousand 350 workers nationwide will lose their jobs while management numbers are to be cut by 40 per cent by 2005. Over 10 and a half thousand people are currently employed by the company and its yet to be revealed where the job cuts will be made.Meanwhile An Post management also plan to downgrade 50 company post offices to sub offices which would be run by independent agents. There are currently 4 company post offices in Kerry – Cahirciveen, Killarney, Listowel and Tralee. It`s still unclear if any of these will be affected under the planIn a statement issued to radio Kerry news and post confirmed that a number of the least busy branch offices around the country will be redesignated as sub offices. However they added that any new designation will not in any way affect the quality and range of services available to the local community.

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