Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, is paying tribute to postal workers across the country this National Postal Workers Day.
Postal workers typically collect, sort and deliver letters, parcels and packets to 29 million addresses, 6 days a week. During lockdown, demand has increased, and postal workers have been busier than ever. Coronavirus has not stopped them from serving their communities and it is important that their efforts do not go unrecognised.
The Communication Workers Union are demanding that the Government provide better protections for postal workers, now and in the future.
To stop the spread of Coronavirus, postal workers require a greater provision of PPE. Postal workers need to be properly rewarded and recognised for their work, and what they don’t need is to be delivering advertising mail. This is why the Communication Workers Union are demanding that advert deliveries came to an end.
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“On behalf of my constituents, I would like to thank the amazing postal workers who are continuing to provide our communities with an essential service during these difficult times.
“Everyone deserves to be protected at work; this is why I am supporting the Communication Workers Union as they demand that PPE provisions are extended to postal workers.
“The incredible efforts of our postal workers deserve to be celebrated this National Postal Workers Day and every other.”