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Councillors meets to discuss Royal Mail

21 December 2020
An emergency meeting with Elected Members to discuss health and safety issues regarding the proposed relocation of post office staff at Claudy and Castlederg sorting offices was held today, 21 December.
 
The meeting, which was also attended by representatives from the Communication Workers Union, was called to take place within a short timeline and regretfully due to the short notification period Royal Mail management were unable to attend.
 
Elected Members expressed disappointment at this and agreed to call on Royal Mail to immediately take on board concerns raised at the meeting regarding the employment rights of staff and health and safety concerns. The proposed amalgamation of staff from Claudy and Castlederg sorting offices to other locations during the current pandemic was also highlighted.
 
It was agreed at the meeting that Council formally writes to Royal Mail to highlight these issues and to reinforce that appropriate engagement with management needs to take place in the New Year.