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Like the last of the thugs: Israel Post tramples the weak in Israeli society - voila! news


The failed government company, which is in the process of being privatized, started charging high amounts for free services. The victims: mainly the elderly, the disabled, those without bank accounts and foreign workers. At the same time, the company was reminded to close many branches - without finding a replacement for them This is how the red deer spits in front of the public that fed it

The Israel Post does not see with the eyes.

The failed government company, which operates as a monopoly in some of its fields of activity and is in the process of privatization, behaves like the last of the thugs who knows he has nothing more to lose, and allows himself to break, dismantle, trample and bully everything that comes his way.

After all, in a moment the current management will give way to the private company that will step into its shoes for a considerable sum - followed by the flood.

From the side that everyone will drown.

From today, those who need the services of the post office will pay high sums for operations that previously cost nothing.

These are usually the weak in society - the elderly, the disabled, those without bank accounts and foreign workers.

For example, depositing cash in the account holder's Ashnab, depositing a check, and transferring it to another account at the Postal Bank, will cost NIS 5.30 and the supported population NIS 2.65, account management fees, which were not charged at all in the past, will be NIS 4.5 and NIS 2.25 for the supported population, withdrawing cash in Ashnab It will jump two and a half times to almost 5.30 shekels and paying a bill at Ashneb will cost two shekels.

On the other hand, four services will be discounted for supported populations: cash deposits and cash withdrawals.

Can't see with the eyes.

Israel Post (Photo: Walla! Technology, Yanon Ben Shoshan)

The price increase now, just before the sale, is nothing less than spitting in the face of the public.

For years, the post office, which is owned by the state, was conducted in a wasteful, failed and irresponsible manner, which brought it to the brink of bankruptcy.

The Ministers of Communications for generations saw it as a kind of handsome and rewarding "job" of no real importance, which could be handed out to close associates who do not have the skills to run a kiosk, with a nice salary and an office on the side.

After everyone turned the mail around, emptied it from all directions and brought it to a loss of 176 million shekels a year, the Companies Authority realized that the state did not have the skills to manipulate it.

Instead of investing money in this elementary service and getting it back on its feet - it was decided to sell it as a going concern and start a comprehensive reform that would present it on a nice plate to the potential buyer.

Two days before the elections, the Economic Committee approved the new regulations, which included everything that the postal service was supposed to do a few decades ago: facilitating the provision of services at the postal company and the postal bank, updating services, canceling archaic services, providing services according to demand, and other steps that every start-up business had to take does automatically.

Spitting in the face of the public.

Israel Post (Photo: Walla! Technology, Yanon Ben Shoshan)

It was amazing to see how the requested administrative insights arrived just before the sale, and with them aggressive and offensive actions towards the citizens who for years financed the post office's loss-making activity, through no fault of their own.

Branches throughout the country began to be closed wholesale, arbitrarily, without finding a replacement for them, most of those that remained open do not work on Fridays and the poor and few clerks who are there on the weekend, some of whom are facing layoffs, are kneeling under the burden and trying to do the impossible - to provide reasonable service.

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If the post office had been intelligently managed over the years, there would have been no need to demand payment for services provided for free and dramatically raise rates, which have become more expensive than similar services in banks.

The country that neglected its red deer and made it emaciated and measured, is now trying to destroy it quickly and give it cosmetic treatment, so that someone will want to adopt it into its bosom.

It is likely that a buyer will be found for it to stop the post office's financial bleeding, but the State of Israel will forever bear the responsibility for the neglect of its weakest citizens.

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Source: walla

All news articles on 2023-01-17

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