Royal Mail is opening six temporary parcel sort centres for the Christmas period as part of its festive operation.
The parcel sort centres are again being set up to sort a significant proportion of the seasonal parcels Royal Mail handles, before they are delivered to the door by Royal Mail’s postmen and women. Last year, Royal Mail handled around 149 million parcels during the Christmas rush.
Around 2,700 seasonal workers will be based in the parcel sort centres. They will support Royal Mail’s 120,000 permanent postmen and women, who sort and deliver the mail all year round, including Christmas which is the busiest time of the year for the UK postal service. Royal Mail Group is taking on 23,000 seasonal workers in total this year across all its operations.
The parcel sort centres are in in Atherstone in Warwickshire; Bathgate, West Lothian; Cardiff; Wakefield, West Yorkshire; Skelmersdale, West Lancashire and Greenford in west London, The centres will open on a phased basis from next month.
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