Mail staff not informed

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 24 July, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 24 July, 1993, 12:00am

WE received many complaints from the staff of International Mail Centre (IMC) of unfair treatment by the Civil Aid Service (CAS) personnel on July 3.

All roads leading to Tsim Sha Tsui East sea front, where IMC is situated, were sealed off by the CAS on that date for the holding of the International Dragon Boat Racing event.

Our staff were refused entry to the sea front area and were told to use other roads by the CAS personnel when they went to work that morning. They had no choice but to go via another route which took them more than 15 minutes.

However, when they arrived at the KCR pedestrian tunnel, they were stopped again by the CAS personnel. They explained that they work at the IMC. They were requested to produce their ID Cards before they could go through the check-point.

We would like to ask the following questions.

(1) Have the Post Office been informed by the relevant authorities concerning the closure of roads leading to the IMC? If this is positive, why was the staff of IMC not informed? (2) Do the CAS personnel have the right to check ID cards? (3) The police had informed drivers about the cancellation of car parking spaces outside the IMC by displaying notice boards a day before of the event. If the closure of roads is a must, why were frequent users of the roads not informed earlier by the proper authorities? LAU KWOK-BIU Chairman Postal Workers' Branch HKCCSA