Swindon South MP Robert Buckland thanks hard-working posties

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SWINDON South MP Robert Buckland has delivered Christmas thanks to Royal Mail posties at a Swindon Delivery Office.

The MP visited Royal Mail’s West Swindon delivery office on Friday to thank the postmen and women for all their hard work at the busiest time of year.

Mr Buckland was shown round the office by manager Simon Knibb and was introduced to the staff who are working hard to sort and deliver all the cards and parcels in the West Swindon area in the run-up to Christmas.

“It was great to meet the hard-working Royal Mail postmen and women at West Swindon delivery office and to see first hand just how much effort they put into delivering for people at this time of year,” said Mr Buckland.

“I would like to thank them for their efforts and wish them all the best over the busy festive period.”

Mr Knibb said they were grateful to the MP for taking the time to look behind the scenes.

“Christmas is the busiest time of year for Royal Mail.

“Our people really do pull out all the stops throughout the year to ensure mail is delivered quickly, but even more so over the busy festive period.

“We are grateful that Robert Buckland came along to see the hard work that goes on behind the scenes.

“Our people do a fantastic job at this time of year to ensure that friends and families stay in touch through their Christmas greetings and gifts.

“And as usual, we’d like to remind our customers to post early so that friends and family have longer to enjoy their Christmas greetings.”

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12:30pm Mon 10 Dec 12

StillPav says...

I'm glad to see that Amazon have stopped using Royal Mail for deliveries and starting using private courier companies. Companies who can actually read delivery instructions and who DELIVER your parcels, unlike Royal Mail.
I'm glad to see that Amazon have stopped using Royal Mail for deliveries and starting using private courier companies. Companies who can actually read delivery instructions and who DELIVER your parcels, unlike Royal Mail. StillPav

1:11pm Mon 10 Dec 12

stu2010 says...

If the Posties were paid piece work then they might actually be bothered to deliver stuff
If the Posties were paid piece work then they might actually be bothered to deliver stuff stu2010

4:05pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Hearditallbefore says...

StillPav wrote:
I'm glad to see that Amazon have stopped using Royal Mail for deliveries and starting using private courier companies. Companies who can actually read delivery instructions and who DELIVER your parcels, unlike Royal Mail.
Yodel are desperate, they are one of the amazon couriers.
[quote][p][bold]StillPav[/bold] wrote: I'm glad to see that Amazon have stopped using Royal Mail for deliveries and starting using private courier companies. Companies who can actually read delivery instructions and who DELIVER your parcels, unlike Royal Mail.[/p][/quote]Yodel are desperate, they are one of the amazon couriers. Hearditallbefore

9:28pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Davey Gravey says...

Royal mail deliver for Amazon.bloody good job they do too for cheaper than anyone else. Ironic that a Tory is heaping praise on something his party plan to destroy.
Royal mail deliver for Amazon.bloody good job they do too for cheaper than anyone else. Ironic that a Tory is heaping praise on something his party plan to destroy. Davey Gravey

8:34am Tue 11 Dec 12

house on the hill says...

""stu2010 says...
1:11pm Mon 10 Dec 12

If the Posties were paid piece work then they might actually be bothered to deliver stuff""

I think you will find that is true of pretty much every industry, too many shirkers being propped up by those who do work hard. bring in perfomance related pay as the norm, its the only fair way to pay people for what they actually do and weed out the lazy ones.
""stu2010 says... 1:11pm Mon 10 Dec 12 If the Posties were paid piece work then they might actually be bothered to deliver stuff"" I think you will find that is true of pretty much every industry, too many shirkers being propped up by those who do work hard. bring in perfomance related pay as the norm, its the only fair way to pay people for what they actually do and weed out the lazy ones. house on the hill

6:46pm Wed 12 Dec 12

itsamess3 says...

Royal Mail do deliver--when they are allowed to -in between disputes.
You can guarantee at peak times the unions ask for more money or better conditions--meaning --less work for more pay or we will disrupt all other business's until we get our way whilst everyone else has to suffer.
Royal Mail do deliver--when they are allowed to -in between disputes. You can guarantee at peak times the unions ask for more money or better conditions--meaning --less work for more pay or we will disrupt all other business's until we get our way whilst everyone else has to suffer. itsamess3

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