Post Office workers to be relocated at end of May, but site of new quarters is not disclosed; special business hours in effect until then

After having suffered through poor working conditions for several years, staff
members of the General Post Office (GPO) are finally being relocated –
although their new location has not yet been disclosed.
In order to facilitate this move, a public notice says, the GPO will be operating
on a renewed schedule that is intended to facilitate customer satisfaction.
Therefore, during the period May 16 to 28, residents are asked to conduct
business between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 1 p.m., Mondays to Fridays.
The Post Office Headquarters will then be closed to the general public from
May 28 to June 7.  However, it is expected that normal business operations
will resume on Monday June 10.

Over the years, employees at the Long Street location have staged many
industrial actions because of deplorable working conditions that impacted
their health. Among a host of issues, they complained about leaking roofs and
flooding; a mold infestation; faulty electrical wiring; and the lack of proper
bathroom facilities.

Earlier announcements said that GPO operations would be relocated to the
National Technical Training Centre (NTTC) building on Nugent Avenue.
However, it was recently confirmed that workers attached to the Ministry of
Agriculture – who had been plagued by similar issues at their headquarters
–were being relocated there. The Ministry of Health had also made claims on
that space.