Postal problems - an update
Tuesday, 06 October 2009 09:54
Following the recent difficulties that many constituents have been experiencing with postal strikes in Tooting, Streatham and Wandsworth, I've now been given an update from Adam Crozier's office (he is the Chief Executive of Royal Mail) on the current situation.
Royal Mail workers returned to work today in the three local delivery offices, where they are working to clear the backlog of post.
It's estimated that this backlog will take 4-5 days to clear in Streatham, and 3-4 days in both Tooting and Wandsworth. Letters which are posted from today onwards will be delivered as normal, but those caught up in the system will be delivered in date order until the backlog is cleared.
Royal Mail expects the situation to be much better by the weekend, but another strike planned for Saturday means that Delivery offices will again be closed. I want to do everything I can to try to avert another strike happening.
I am meeting with the General Secretary of the Communications Workers Union this week & will put up another posting once I have done so.
I share my constituents' frustration at the inconvenience caused by these strikes, and will keep you updated on any further developments relating to local post.
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