The move follows a petition signed by more than 1,000 people calling for satelite post offices in the town.
But the Communications Workers Union says it is convinced any new post offices in the town will only lead to job losses at the head post office on the town’s Main Street.
Well-known local union representative Charlie Kelly from Glenswilly said last night the CWU is totally against new postal services in Letterkenny.
“The opening of a Sub Office anywhere in the town is privatisation and would lead to the loss of jobs at the Head Post Office on Main Street,” he said.
He added the long queues experienced recently as a result of increased welfare payments and the economic situation initiated the call for a sub office.
But he said this was a situation which was being addressed for some time now.
“The Union and the Company have been in negotiations for sometime regarding this. The Company has installed a new computer and opened another position during peak business hours.
“This has improved the queuing during the past week. Talks are ongoing between the Union and the Company,” he said.