Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Redundant Postmen.

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asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs the number of postmen who have become redundant following the introduction of motorised delivery service; and whether these employees have received or will receive any redundancy compensation.

No established or quasi-permanent postmen under the normal retiring age have become redundant following the introduction of motorised rural delivery services. From time to time men who had been taken on in a temporary capacity pending introduction of motorised services have been displaced. As most of these had relatively short service, the question of redundancy payments would not normally arise.