Austria -Shortage of postal staff might lead to Christmas chaos -November 19, 2012

Postal union officials have warned of long queues of people hoping to send parcels and cards this Christmas because of the shortage of staff. The union wants a fresh look at the human resources policy of the Post Office saying that up until now managers had refused to discuss the matter. An Austrian post office spokesman rejected the allegation that there had been 40 jobs lost in Salzburg. He also said that there was reserve staff to be called on during Christmas.

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