Vennells: bonuses must be returned and criminal investigation should be considered, say CWU
COMMUNICATION WORKERS UNION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PAULA VENNELLS CBE HANDING-IN: BONUSES MUST BE RETURNED AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SHOULD BE CONSIDERED
Responding to the news that Paula Vennells has volunteered to hand in her CBE, Communication Workers Union National Officer Andy Furey said: “This news, while welcome, was inevitable and is really just a token gesture compared to what real justice would look like.
“Vennells holding such a distinction for services to the Post Office was always a slap in the face to every postmaster who suffered terribly under her leadership.
“Her time at the Post Office has forever tarnished this once-great national institution.
“But for her, it involved receiving millions of pounds in pay and performance-related bonuses.
“Since she received these bonuses while overseeing the most widespread miscarriage of justice in British history, it would only be right to return this money.
“There must also be serious considerations from the relevant authorities for criminal investigations into Vennells for allowing an extreme regime that resulted in the attack and criminalisation of hundreds of innocent, hard-working, pillars of society.”
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