📰 READ: Our postal workers are working tirelessly to keep home deliveries going during this crisis. Like other key workers, they deserve to work in a safe environment. I hope the Government and Royal Mail take up @CWUnews proposals to keep workers safe. https://andrewgwynne.co.uk/gwynne-supports-proposals-to-protect-postal-workers-during-coronavirus/
Excellent letter from MPs supporting the @CWUnews demands for Royal Mail to be run as an emergency network during this crisis - prioritising public and staff health and essential deliveries over profit. Could we see some support from Bristol MPs? @karinsmyth @KerryMP @ThangamMP
Thank you to the 93 MPs who have written to Royal Mail CEO Rico Back calling for greater protection for postal workers and temporary changes to the service to keep our members safe. Please contact your MP and ask them to do the same.
Today, I have joined 93 colleagues in writing to the CEO of @RoyalMail and the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy about ensuring a safe working environment for Royal Mail staff who are going above and beyond at a time of national crisis.
Hi Catherine, our members are working under extreme pressure to keep the service going. Rather than raise it with Royal Mail you’d be better to ask your constituents to show a little bit more patience at what is a very tough time.
Postal workers across the UK are doing an incredible job in such difficult circumstances. Here @DaveWardGS writes for @tribunemagazine on why your postie deserves your backing. Please help us by sharing it as widely as possible https://tribunemag.co.uk/2020/04/posties-before-profit
🚨🚨EE and Covid 19 update🚨🚨 https://www.facebook.com/ThecommunicationsUnion/posts/2915047525241374?__tn__=K-R
Please display this poster in your window to support your local postie. It will mean a lot to our members. You can print it via the link below https://www.cwu.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/thank-your-postie.pdf
🚨🚨Openreach and Covid 19 update🚨🚨 https://www.facebook.com/ThecommunicationsUnion/posts/2915033601909433?__tn__=K-R
🚨🚨Important message to members in BT & EE
I fully support @CWUnews calls that staff must have access to adequate PPE & should not be required to deliver non-essential mail. Our posties are working tirelessly delivering mail in very difficult circumstances. We must do everything we can to support & protect them.
This article in @guardian by @whatbutlersaw exposes the pressures and conditions for your posties. Please share as widely as possible https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/business/2020/apr/02/royal-mail-staff-lack-sufficient-protection-from-coronavirus
At 8pm tonight the team will show their appreciation for those working to help us through this: NHS staff Pharmacists Emergency service workers Supermarket and supply chain staff Social care teams Journalists Posties Transport workers EVERY key worker #clapforkeyworkers
8pm tonight- don’t forget to join the #ClapForCarers #clapforkeyworkers #clapforourcarers - I’ll be thinking of Harrow’s finest tonight, partic those working at Northwick Park, in our care homes, for key council services, posties & many more @CWUnews @GMBLondonRegion @UsdawUnion
Let's say a huge thank you to our posties who are working tirelessly to deliver letters and parcels for all those who are staying at home. We must celebrate the true working heroes of this crisis and those who keep this country going. ❤️✊ #ThankAPostie
🚨🚨 Manpower Update🚨🚨 https://www.facebook.com/ThecommunicationsUnion/posts/2912929955453131?__tn__=K-R
People where I live have been leaving notes and gifts for the postie
It's vital that the UK Government and the Royal Mail get our postal workers adequate PPE to do their jobs safely. We also need to ensure that the delivery of surplus "junk" mail is suspended until after the pandemic is over to reduce the strain staff are under.
Earlier this evening, I received an email from @CWUNews outlining the situation re: PPE for postal workers across the UK. Currently, it seems @RoyalMail’s CEO, Rico Back, is refusing to sit down with the union. I’d urge him to listen, to protect postal workers & the service.👇
Have just received an update from @CWUNews regarding the situation for postal workers across the UK. Royal Mail’s current position is unacceptable and I urge the CEO, Rico Back, to work with the Union on their sensible proposal to protect postal workers and the service.
When a firm employing 110k people @RoyalMail put the job and profits first, before health & ultimately the lives of its workers, it needs to be called out for what it is. I stand with @CWUnews @DaveWardGS to protect our posties. Give them the PPE needed to keep them safe at work
Yes. We made that point that many members are on delivery for 5/6 hours with no businesses open / nowhere to wash hands. Royal Mail don’t seem to think that’s an issue 😡🙄
PLEASE RT THIS THREAD TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL POSTIE This is the story of a union and a membership that wants to serve the nation. Next time someone talks about union dinosaurs direct them here......
This is an urgent update for postal members following today's meeting with Royal Mail's senior management team. The CEO, Rico Back, chose not to attend the meeting. The following thread summarises the current position:
“If you are not safe, step back and you will have the full support of this union” - Terry Pullinger, DGSP. https://www.facebook.com/ThecommunicationsUnion/videos/1386513834860823/?vh=e&d=n