The General Post Office remains closed to the public following meeting concerning unsuitable working conditions

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Post office protest in April 2010 (File Photo)

The General Post Office (GPO) remains closed to the public following a meeting with the staff and union representatives concerning unsuitable working conditions.

On Tuesday (Nov. 24) representatives from the ABPSA and the AT&LU met with the workers at the Post Office to get a firsthand look at the concerns of the employees.

It was revealed that, as a result of the recent heavy rains, the building has experienced some internal flooding, which has since worsened the work environment. Additionally, due to water seepage through the walls and ceiling, it has created a stench in the building especially during the opening hours.

The Ministry of Finance, with the assistance of the Ministry of Works, commits to cooperating with the respective Unions to speedily rectify this matter.

In the meantime, the General Post Office remains closed to the Public while conditions in the building are addressed.  This closure is also likely to affect the flow of mails to the sub-stations since the dispatching of mails has been halted. While updates will be provided periodically, an appeal is made for the forbearance of the Public.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Didn’t Public Works repair that building a few months ago?

    ANR please reference the previous closure a few months ago and the remedy to complete the story.Thanks

  2. The current govt only studying about their creative enrichment scheme.

    When they have power and authority,
    They don’t give a damn about you and me….

    Keep on voting for the Gaston regime.

    Why is there nothing being said about Yida destroying the mangroves? Why are they allowing foreigners to destroy and break the rules that were put in place to protect that fragile area?

    Notice dictator Gaston has been quiet about all this. He will continue to sell out Antigua to his “friends”. The same “friends” who are NOT OUR FRIENDS.

    But some people will still vote red until they have no land to live on. What a joke.

  3. Many others are working in much more deplorable conditions than these postal workers and yet they do not strike every minute. One should look into this. There is more to this than meets the eyes.

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