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Entertainment In Rennes, La Poste's flip-flop on wearing a mask for its employees

13:40  10 april  2020
13:40  10 april  2020 Source:   lexpress.fr

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According to a Radio France survey, in La Poste, La Poste employees were forbidden to wear a mask before management finally changed of opinion.

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La Poste returns its jacket. After prohibiting its employees from wearing homemade masks, La Banque Postale in Rennes finally authorized them to protect themselves from the coronavirus with a mask and even announced endowments in financial centers, according to a survey carried out by Radio France .

"Since this weekend [Saturday April 4 and Sunday April 5] and the evolution of the recommendations of the government on the subject, La Poste decided to make evolve its instructions on the wearing of the mask within the establishments which are not in direct contact with customers. Each employee can, if they wish, wear a mask at their workplace. The endowment of masks will start during the week in financial centers ", writes the HRD of banking operations in a email sent to union organizations and reported by the Radio France investigation unit. The Rennes Post Office also plans to post recommendations for the proper use of the mask, which remains voluntary and is not compulsory.

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For the staff representative interviewed by Radio France, Béatrice Gefflot, "La Poste management has not yet taken the measure of the risk sanitary ".

Mask prohibited to avoid causing psychosis

Before this new directive, employees were indeed prohibited from wearing a protective mask in the face of the epidemic. La Poste raised the concern that it could cause colleagues.

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"The wearing of surgical masks is not recommended by health authorities as a general preventive measure. Inside the financial center, it is only reserved for employees who report symptoms (fever, feeling of fever, cough difficulty to breathe) at their work station. (...) A postman arriving on the site with a mask will be asked to leave home if he is sick, to remove his mask if he is not sick, "explained management in an note dated March 25, 2020 .

Several employees testify to Radio France. One of them said at the end of March that a "team leader asked her to take off [her] cloth mask because [she] created psychosis. I still kept it , but the next day, I didn't dare put it back. It stayed in my bag. "

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