Geneva politicians agree to fight post office closures
Geneva’s Grand Council has voted to call on the government to oppose post office closures.
Socialist politician, Romain de Sainte Marie, told the council that, nationally, the number of post offices had fallen from 3,400 in 2001 to just 1,464 in 2015.
He spoke out against a plan to close a further 600 post offices around the country. Councillors adopted a motion to strongly oppose any further closure of post offices in Geneva.
Concerns were raised that closing post offices caused difficulties for everyone but particularly for the elderly and people with disabilities.