THE REMOVAL of same-day postage delivery would be bad for business, according to Ron Symons.
The Communications Workers Union says Australia Post will stop same day delivery in favour of two or three day delivery.
Mr Symons, who manages Barnard Street Car Sales and is owner-manager of Bendigo Uptown Auto Sales, said he relied on a speedy postal service.
“It’s unacceptable,” he said.
“It’s poor service.
“People won’t be able to run a business.
“Most of our paperwork comes by mail and we get a lot from VicRoads by mail.
“When we sell though wholesalers we get a cheque in the mail.
“You don’t want to be waiting for a $40,000 cheque for a few days, you need it as soon as possible.”
La Trobe University lecturer Cathleen Farrelly said students also relied on same-day delivery.
“It’s very important to get their assignments in,” she said.
“Most staff accept them in hard copy and they have to be in at a certain time and a certain date.
“We expect that to be undertaken without a hassle.
“I’m pretty concerned.”
Kangaroo Flat resident Fraces Sullivan said she was already getting late mail.
“I get a diabetic magazine delivered and I know it’s been in the shops for weeks before I get it,” she said.