AN POST staff will receive €300 worth of vouchers as a thank you for their incredible efforts and dedication during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ireland’s postal service has gone above and beyond over the past few months, with over one million extra parcels delivered every week during the prolonged period of lockdown.
An Post also arranged the delivery of groceries, medicines and newspapers to Ireland’s most vulnerable who were under strict instruction to cocoon at home.
The addition service saw staff arrange for the collection and delivery of letters and parcels from at risk groups, with some 160,000 homes benefitting under the scheme.
An Post has also played a role in supporting some small and medium sized businesses during the pandemic, allowing many to continue trading online via postal deliveries.
Eager to show their appreciation, An Post have organised for full-time staff to receive €300 in One4All vouchers for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Part-time staff will also be given vouchers on a pro-rata basis.
Almost 8,000 staff working tirelessly on the frontline and behind the scenes are set to receive the bonus.
General Secretary of the Communications Workers' Union Steve Fitzpatrick said that they wanted to give their members a boost for taking on extra duties during a time of national crisis.
"With the pandemic and people being at home, shopping at home has just gone through the roof," he said.
"We hadn't really prepared for it," he said adding that the "infrastructure is mainly there for letters" and rather than some of the big parcels being delivered to people's homes during lockdown.
The past three months have proven an intense time for An Post workers, with the postal service describing it as something akin to “a longer Christmas.”