Post Office bosses, backed by New Labour, have launched a ferocious attack on Post Office jobs. The 15,000 job cuts announced on Monday are the first round of a plan that will eventually slash 40,000 jobs. That's a fifth of the workforce. This is "just the start, not the end", said Post Office chairman Allan Leighton. Parcelforce will be hit hardest first of all. Some 6,700 jobs are to go on top of "natural wastage".