With 14,500 Attacks On Postal Workers Over The Last Five Years
The fifth annual Dog Awareness Week was successfully launched today (Monday 3rd July) and runs from 3 to 8 July 2017. The week aims to raise awareness of the issue of dog attacks on postmen and women and encourage responsible dog ownership.
With over a dozen media interviews completed this morning by Dave Joyce, CWU's National Health, Safety & Environment Officer; and coverage in national newspapers and local radio, it seems as the media campaign alone has been a success.
The internal campaign by Royal Mail and supported by the CWU will continue all week, with posters, meetings and video; putting over the message aimed at keeping staff safe from dangerous dogs.
A joint press release from both the Union and Royal Mail has been issued and circulated to all CWU Branches via Letter To Branches LTB378/17, whilst an earlier LTB sent out last week, provided details and downloads of information.
The full details of the campaign week, along with video and documents can be accessed from the North West BT Unions Health & Safety Co-ord website, which provides health and safety support and resources to the region's Union Safety reps from all the Union's constituencies.
You can download the latest press release here
Source: CWU / Dave Joyce / C Ingram