Union claims stressed Royal Mail managers are at ‘breaking point’

Union leaders have called for an urgent meeting with Royal Mail after claiming that managers were at “breaking point” because of stress caused by overwork.

The Communication Managers Association, part of the Amicus union, said the workload of managers at the company had become intolerable following hundreds of job cuts.

It has called for talks with Royal Mail chairman Allan Leighton to discuss the problem, and said further redundancies should be stopped.

Paul Talbot, assistant general secretary, said: “There are many managers in Royal Mail who feel they are at breaking point because of their workloads.”

A spokesman for Royal Mail said: “We are not reducing the number of operational managers, and we know from our own audits that stress levels are lower than industry averages, and that 86% of our operational managers say they enjoy working for the company.”


 

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