Julian Sturdy joins postie on his round in York

Julian Sturdy joins postie on his round in York

Julian Sturdy joins postie on his round in York

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AN MP has turned postie for a day in York to find out what is involved in delivering the mail.

York Outer MP Julian Sturdy, who joined local postman David Rosenberg on his delivery round, is one of a number of MPs invited to go out with postmen and women across the UK to gain an insight into the challenges of delivering mail to every house and business in their constituency.

Delivery manager Terry Gray, who briefed the MP before he set off on his round, said: "The visit gave us the opportunity to show Julian how we are modernising and transforming the organisation. We are delivering more parcels and fewer letters than ever before and the tools for the job need to reflect that.”

Mr Sturdy said: “There can be no better way of getting an insight into the work involved in delivering the mail on a daily basis than actually going out and doing the job alongside a delivery postman.“

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12:46pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Zetkin says...

Mr Sturdy said: “There can be no better way of getting an insight into the work involved in delivering the mail on a daily basis than actually going out and doing the job alongside a delivery postman.“

...other than perhaps doing the job day in, day out in all weathers, wondering if you'll have a job in six months' time as more "modernisation" aimed at boosting profits begins to bite. Like just about everyone else the postal workers are expected to work harder and longer for less reward.

Everyone except MPs of course.
Mr Sturdy said: “There can be no better way of getting an insight into the work involved in delivering the mail on a daily basis than actually going out and doing the job alongside a delivery postman.“ ...other than perhaps doing the job day in, day out in all weathers, wondering if you'll have a job in six months' time as more "modernisation" aimed at boosting profits begins to bite. Like just about everyone else the postal workers are expected to work harder and longer for less reward. Everyone except MPs of course. Zetkin
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5:17pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Caecilius says...

Gosh, he's managed to fit this in with his onerous duties as an MP AND with being a "working farmer". I wonder if anyone mentioned to him how (to mention only my own recent experiences) the new, modernising, privatised Post Office can take two months to deliver a parcel to a York address from NW England, lie about having notified me that they'd tried to deliver another package that was left kicking round the sorting office for a month, fail to give any satisfactory explanation when I complained about the first debacle and simply ignore my complaint about the second? A typical privatisation: sold off way below its market value, plummeting service and the promise of soaring prices to line the pockets of a few fat cats.
Gosh, he's managed to fit this in with his onerous duties as an MP AND with being a "working farmer". I wonder if anyone mentioned to him how (to mention only my own recent experiences) the new, modernising, privatised Post Office can take two months to deliver a parcel to a York address from NW England, lie about having notified me that they'd tried to deliver another package that was left kicking round the sorting office for a month, fail to give any satisfactory explanation when I complained about the first debacle and simply ignore my complaint about the second? A typical privatisation: sold off way below its market value, plummeting service and the promise of soaring prices to line the pockets of a few fat cats. Caecilius
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2:49am Wed 20 Aug 14

Magicman! says...

I wonder how many leaflets he delivered telling householders how much they could save with Sky broadband, or how much boiler cover with British Gas cost, or maybe he just went around putting about 5 charity bags into everybody's door... because that's the only mail we seem to get in Huntington
I wonder how many leaflets he delivered telling householders how much they could save with Sky broadband, or how much boiler cover with British Gas cost, or maybe he just went around putting about 5 charity bags into everybody's door... because that's the only mail we seem to get in Huntington Magicman!
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