Royal Mail workers must have clear communication – Huppert
MP Julian Huppert has called for clear and thorough communication between Royal Mail managers and workers as anxiety grows about the planned closure of the Cambridge sorting office in Clifton Road.
In a letter to Royal Mail Chief Executive, Moya Green, Julian said: “I am worried that current employees are being caused considerable anxiety about lack of certainty about their futures. There is clearly and urgent need for clear and thorough communication between managers and employees.
“I’d be very grateful for your assurances that everything is and will be done to communicate clearly and promptly with employees during this period of uncertainty.”
He said he shared Cambridge City Council’s concern that the closure would have a detrimental impact on postal services.
The council passed a motion at its full council meeting last Thursday (October 25) expressing concerns about the loss of 200 jobs, reduced service quality for residents and the fact that it would add unnecessary lorry traffic to the A14.
Julian wrote to Ms Green after meeting Royal Mail Lead Collection and Deliveries Manager for Cambridge, Ricky Macaulay early this month to discuss the proposed closure.
He said later: “This is an extremely stressful time for the people employed at the sorting office. They have been left not knowing whether they will have jobs in the new year and lives are on hold. It is imperative that the Royal Mail management give them as much information as they can to keep them in the picture.
“I am sure Royal Mail will give this matter very careful consideration and I hope that it will come to the conclusion that the Cambridge sorting office is too vital to lose.”