Central Scotland SNP MSP Alex Neil has praised the work done by postal workers after visiting staff at Airdrie sorting office.
Mr Neil was high in his praise for postal staff working long hours in the run up to Christmas, to clear the back log caused by the unprecedented weather at the start of December.
Mr Neil met ML Cluster Manager John McAviney and his staff early on Friday morning to witness the huge logistical task for the Royal Mail at this time of year.
Many workers were turning up early to give themselves time to sort through the increased workload and Mr Neil also praised the workers for going that extra mile by looking out for elderly and vulnerable residents at this time of year.
Mr Neil said:
“Our posties are doing a sterling job in very difficult conditions and I would like to pay tribute to the hard work they are putting in.
“The Christmas period is always particularly busy for them, but this year they have been faced with unprecedented weather conditions.
“Many of the staff I met were working extra shifts – they are working hard to get us our post in spite of the weather. They have also been doing their bit for vulnerable folk in our community which is extremely important during this freezing weather. I hope the public will get behind our postal staff as they are working extremely hard for us in the run up to Christmas.
“I was impressed by the hard work and enthusiasm shown by all and would like to say a huge thank you for all their hard work. I am also now reliably informed that the last days for posting your Christmas mail will be the 18th for 2nd class and the 21st for 1st class.”