More than 2,000 Royal Mail office-based employees will support postmen and women on their rounds during December as the company pulls out all the stops to deliver for the nation this Christmas.
This is intended to ensure the timely delivery of the increased number of letters and online shopping parcels throughout the festive shopping period, from the Black Friday weekend to the final week of December.
The company has also hired 16,000 seasonal workers to help sort the mail. Furthermore, it has set up five temporary parcel sorting centers in Atherstone, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Daventry and Greenford.
Royal Mail has also increased its fleet with an additional 6,800 vehicles across the group and hired over 1,000 road haulage contractors to transport the festive mail and parcels across the country.
Grant McPherson, chief operating officer of Royal Mail, said, “We know how critical it is that we deliver for our customers this year and we are doing everything we can to make sure that this happens. Postmen and women up and down the country are working especially hard this festive period to deliver people’s Christmas shopping and cards, and it is right that the whole company gets behind them and supports them as much as possible.”
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