Call for clarity on jobs at Athlone mail centre

Athlone-based Fine Gael Senator Gabrielle McFadden is calling for clarity on the security of jobs at the Mail Centre in the town.

Her call comes in the wake of comments made yesterday by An Post chief executive David McRedmond, who inferred there may be a threat to some of An Post’s facilities and services.

The Athlone Mail Centre is one of four such facilities around the country and it’s a significant employer in the area, with 180 full and part-time staff working there.

Senator McFadden says while many assurances have been given in the past about the security of the Athlone centre, Mr Redmond’s comments yesterday have led to new uncertainty for the workers and their families.