Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has signed a letter asking for urgent action to ensure that Royal Mail staff are working in as safe an environment as possible during the Coronavirus outbreak.
The letter, to Business Secretary Alok Sharma and Royal Mail CEO Rico Back, was signed by more than 90 MPs and urges the Government and the Royal Mail to adopt proposals from the Communication Workers Union (CWU) to protect the safety of postal workers.
These proposals include ensuring access to personal protective equipment for all staff, only opening sorting offices where social distancing measures can be followed and suspending all unnecessary post, such as unsolicited flyers.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“Sometimes people forget that there are many key workers delivering vital services at this time who are not in the NHS and postal workers are one such group.
“As with all other key workers, our postal workers deserve to work in a safe environment, free from any unnecessary risk.
“These proposals would ensure that household deliveries can continue whilst protecting our brilliant postal workers. They have my full support.”