Mullan calls for protections for postal staff across the North

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Karen Mullan has called on Royal Mail here to ensure that all staff are fully protected while working in sorting offices and mail centres and carrying out deliveries and collections.

The Foyle MLA said “We have been contacted by a number of employees with concerns about the availability of sanitizers, gloves, hand dryers and physical distancing measures. 

“A postal worker on an average day will be delivering to hundreds of homes. They also do on-street collections of mail from post boxes across the North.

“Its vital that these workers are protected.  

“This is about saving lives and protecting workers health and wellbeing.

“It is absolutely vital that businesses across the north act responsibly and decisively to help stop the spread of COVID-19.”Ends