Post Offices “without money to pay pensions”

Various branches of CTT Post Offices in Porto yesterday were without the necessary funds to pay pensioners who arrived requesting their pensions – this month ‘inflated’ by the government’s across board payment of another 50% of pension value. A source admitted “at some branches there were temporary and unexpected constraints in the payment of pensions” but that these should all be ‘sorted out’ by Thursday. CTT is coming under increasing pressure these days due to huge backlogs in its ability to deliver mail – many people complaining they receive bills these days long after they are overdue for settling.