Workers’ Commissions (CC.OO.), the majority union of Correos in the Canary Islands, has celebrated the announcement made by this public entity of the hiring of more staff to face the avalanche of shipments that occur in these months, due to dates such as Black Friday and Christmas. However, they consider this measure a “patch.”
The reaction of CC.OO. It occurs after the Ministry of Transport, on which Correos depends, has admitted to the Canarian Coalition deputy in Congress, Cristina Valido, the crisis situation of the service in the Southern region and assured that it has hired more workers to do in the face of what he considers a specific situation.
Valido submitted a written question to the State Government and two managers were sent from the Correos headquarters to the delivery units of Cho-Parque La Reina (Arona) and Playa de las Américas-Adeje. All this after the images and information published by this newspaper. For Commissions, “Post Office recognizes, despite having denied it at first, a situation that was known, since the claims did not stop increasing and packages and notifications accumulated by the thousands without being discharged.”
The union also warns that the hiring is “a mere patch,” since the number of workers there now “does not even cover the structural needs to correctly provide the service all year round.”
Workers’ Commissions also draws attention to the fact that “from the headquarters they do not take measures on the management of the Production Management of the Canary Islands in the last three years, which has only gotten worse, with complaints to the Labor Inspection and the courts, as well as strikes, mobilizations and activations of harassment protocols.”
“Despite having reached Congress, people prefer to look elsewhere,” says CC.OO.