There has been a development since the last update on the ‘Support Ray’ Campaign.
We originally heard from Royal Mail that Ray could stay. The postal worker who had selected the Lympstone round ‘shook hands’ and agreed to swop back with him. The Communication Workers’ Union then got involved and held a meeting with Royal Mail management. This has determined that, despite all our efforts to keep Ray, the national Royal Mail policy which allows the worker with the longest service to choose their preferred route has to be observed. Now another more senior worker, in terms of years of service to Ray, has picked the Lympstone round.
More detail on this story can be found here.
We have received an email from Royal Mail explaining their change of mind (see below). Ray is really grateful for all the support he has received. We feel that all the letters and emails generated in the campaign are still relevant as is the online petition. Please show your support by signing it if you are not one of the 100 or more who have already done so!
Jennifer and Brian Mather
Date: 10 June 2014 18:01:12 BST
To: ‘Frederick Mather’ Mather’ <email@example.com>
Our reference: 1-3033560842
Dear Mrs and Mr Mather
Thank you for your further email.
I can confirm there has been a further review within the Lympstone office which includes changes to the route Ray currently delivers. Another postperson will take over the route and this change is scheduled to take place on 7th July 2014.
As previously advised, the process we have in place for dealing with changes to our operation across the network are agreed with the Communication Workers Union. Routes are picked by individual postmen and women and allocated on a seniority basis.
We do all we can to introduce changes as effectively as possible. We are confident the new postperson will provide residents with the same high standards of service they are used to and we will monitor the situation to ensure this is the case.
I apologise again for the concern caused.
Chairman & Chief Executive Office