Postal Workers Union

Posties get a huge fleet upgrade. Guess who’s not happy?

via RNZ

via RNZ

Did you guess the union?

There are fears new golf carts, which will replace the traditional posties’ bike, will cause mental and physical stress on workers.

The amount spent on a fleet of imported eco-vehicles was $15 million, but John Maynard from the Postal Workers Union says trials of an early model weren’t encouraging.

“The posties found it quite difficult steering in and out to all the letterboxes, so the first hazard we identified is that people are going to get sore shoulders and sore elbows from the heavier steering,” he says. Read more »