|Whistl Staff in Fulham Face Losing their Jobs|
As postal giant suspends door to door delivery service
44 staff working for Whistl at a unit in The Old Gas Works off Kings Road are today facing the loss of their jobs after the postal giant suspended its door to door delivery service.
The delivery unit was officially opened by Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg hands in September 2013 and since the Whistl - formerly TNT Post - posties have become a familiar site, cycling round local streets in their distinctive orange uniforms.
Whistl will instead collect and sort mail from big name clients including Tesco, Barclays and Lloyds, which will then be delivered to people's doors by Royal Mail.
Around 2,000 people working for Whistl, in Liverpool and Manchester as well as west London, now face losing their jobs. The company says it will begin consultations with employees affected by the suspension of the end-to-end service, and with their union representatives.
Community, the recognised trade union at Whistl, says its members are "extremely worried for their futures". Les Bayliss, National Officer at Community said: " Community has a meeting of our senior reps tomorrow where we will begin to develop our response to the company's consultation. We will be doing all we can to identify a viable way forward for the business that safeguards our members' jobs.
May 12, 2015