The Post Office 35 in Barcelona, Calle Calàbria 235, stopped working this Wednesday after the delegates of the UGT Occupational Health and Safety Prevention, CC.OO. and CGT de Catalunya have lodged a complaint with the Labor Inspectorate about “excessive temperatures” at the center.
According to a statement by UGT de Correos, these temperatures are between 32 and 33 degrees, which means “a serious risk” for workers’ health if they continue to work in these conditions. CGT de Barcelona has also indicated in a statement that there is “a serious problem with air conditioning and temperature” in the sector and urges labor protection delegates to apply the Occupational Risks Prevention Act. The workers are waiting for the Labor Inspectorate to ratify the closure and determine the necessary measures to be taken by the Post Office for its reopening, which they accuse of having “ignored all prevention recommendations in the face of the heat wave”.
Correos sources have told Europa Press that the center’s activities have ceased as of this Wednesday. They have defended that it is “an air conditioning fault waiting for the supplier company to deliver the necessary spare part to fix it” and made sure temporary portable cooling systems were installed. They also added that in terms of customer service, the delivery of shipments has been made possible in a “very close” unit, with a person informing customers of the nearest offices to which they can go to carry out their shipments.
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