Horizon Inquiry – Postmasters, Have Your Say!

Postal, Postmasters

Friday 29th January 2021

Are you a postmaster who encountered difficulties with the Horizon accounting system?

If so, then the Inquiry currently getting under way under retired Judge Sir Wyn Williams is your opportunity to have your say.

CWU assistant secretary Andy Furey told CWU.org this morning: “Sir Wyn’s team are now in the opening stages of gathering evidence and they’ve been in contact with us, asking us to publicise the ways that postmasters can make their views known.

“This union fought for years – alongside others fighting for postmaster justice – to get a full inquiry into this whole affair, which was one of the biggest scandals of recent times.

“So now that this is finally happening, it’s imperative that postmasters’ voices are heard. So please follow the links on here and make sure you Have Your Say!

“We need to make sure those senior directors who are responsible are fully held to account for their actions.”

CWU.org has developed a dedicated page where all the relevant links can be found to send your views into the Inquiry – and to keep members updated on all developments.

Starting from now, postmasters have the opportunity to send in detailed submissions and to register for the Inquiry Team Focus Groups.

And the relevant deadlines here are February 23rd (written submissions) and March 12th (Focus Groups).

CWU Postmaster Branch secretary Mark Baker, who is a serving postmaster, says: “I’d like to reiterate Andy’s call for as many postmasters as possible to participate in this process.

“The more voices that are heard, the better chance we have of securing justice – for those who have been appallingly treated and also to ensure that our members are treated fairly in the future.

“And if you or other postmasters you know are not yet CWU members, please join us. The stronger we are, the better for us all.”

The Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry Public Hearing Session: Focus Group 001: