An Post delivering 1.4 million packages per week

An Post have delivered 1.4 million parcels per week during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Full-time staff will be rewarded with 300 euro One4All vouchers for their work during the outbreak, with pro-rata sums for part-time employees.

The announcement was made by CEO David McRedmond in a message to staff yesterday.

General secretary of the Communications Workers' Union Steve Fitzpatrick says their members have gone above and beyond.

"The've also. particularly in provincial areas, being calling into elderly folks, collecting prescriptions, delivering newspapers.

"And I think that the problem is is that it's just been incessant.

"We thought it was appropriate to give them a bit of a boost at this stage, to see if we could get them something to recognise their achievements."

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