Wednesday 29th April 2020 is National Postal Workers Day. This event is held annually to create an opportunity to promote the fantastic work our members do all year round, but it is particularly pertinent this year during this crisis. Postal Workers in the London, East and South East Region are working around the clock to make sure the customers get their mail delivered.
This event will mark the ninth annual National Postal Workers Day, when the nation celebrates the hard work and dedication of hundreds of thousands of postal workers, who collect, sort and deliver letters, parcels and packets to 29 million addresses, 6 days a week in every village, Town and City in the UK.
We are living in unprecedented times, but one thing always remains constant – the significant role our members play in every community in the UK – let’s celebrate this on 29th April.
This year we are calling on the public, media and politicians to give a greater level of recognition to postal workers than ever before. Despite hugely challenging times, CWU members are keeping the country connected. From delivering essential items, to checking on the elderly and taking shopping to the most vulnerable in society, we have seen thousands of examples of local postal workers stepping up. You can thank your postie when you see them or by using #PostalWorkersDay on social media.
During the crisis, Royal Mail have still forced them to deliver advertising mail, refuse to meet regularly with the CWU at the highest level and the CEO and COO are running the company from outside of the UK – when you acknowledge your local postal workers on Wednesday know they are serving you despite senior management and not because of them.
Commenting on the event CWU official Ian Murphy said Postal Workers here in the CWU London Region as well as across the Country are doing a fantastic job. It is sad that senior management have not recognised the efforts of our members, but the public have. The sight of posters in windows, drinks left on doorsteps or even a simple ‘thank you’ mean the world to our members. On National Postal Workers Day this Wednesday please let your postie know how appreciated they are by thanking them or posting on social media using #PostalWorkersDay