Theresa Griffin MEP delivers Christmas cheer to postal workers at Royal Mail’s Warrington delivery office

Theresa Griffin MEP has visited Royal Mail’s Warrington delivery office to pass on Christmas wishes and encouragement to postmen and women at their busiest time of year.

Ms Griffin was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Kenny Gibson, and was introduced to the postmen and women who are working hard sorting and delivering mail in the run-up to Christmas.

Ms Griffin said: “It is great to meet postmen and women at Royal Mail’s Warrington delivery office and see first-hand just how much effort they put into delivering for people at this time of year. It was particularly good to be joined by the CWU’s Regional Secretary, Carl Webb.

“When millions of people in the UK are trapped in lowpaid, insecure jobs, there are more than 1.4 million zero-hours contracts in use offering no steady work and others, such as agency and casual workers, lose out on important rights and benefits – it is crucial to ensure that Decent Jobs are protected and that there is regulatory action to secure the universal post service.

“Our postal workers do such an important job at this time of year and help to deliver Christmas for many people and families across the North West of England. I would like to thank them for their efforts and wish them all the best over the busy festive period.”

Nick Bent, Labour’s PPC for Warrington South, who joined Theresa said, “It was wonderful to meet Royal Mail workers at the Warrington office and see the hard work they put in during the festive period.

“It also serves as a reminder of the importance of decent well paid jobs, and the need to get rid of zero hour contracts and support our universal post service.”

Kenny Gibson, Royal Mail Delivery Office Manager at Warrington, commented: “Our postmen and women are working extremely hard to deliver Christmas cards, letters and parcels to people across Warrington. We are grateful that Theresa visited the office to see our operation and to support the team during our busiest time of year.

“We’d like to remind our customers to post early so that friends and family have longer to enjoy their Christmas greetings.”