Hermes: Reinstate Sammy Hayes
Most people who sign this petition have indicated they know why; there is a Daily Record Article detailing the background of the issue, so the following points summarise why this petition is being created:
A - to show the local strength of feeling about Sammy’s treatment;
B - to reinforce the drop in service standards since Sammy’s contract was ended in Feb; Hermes delivery standards are inconsistent at best, woeful at worst - unlike when Sammy was in place - you could set your watch by him;
C - Sammy was sacked despite having multiple valid exemptions from mask wearing, still attempting to at times, and implementing other safety measures to comply with extant regulations;
D - Hermes failed in their duties to engage with Sammy over his exemptions, NOR did they respond to his appeal within their own stated time scales;
E - Despite their poor treatment of both customers and contractors, the reputational impact of Sammy’s exceptional service and encyclopaedic knowledge of his customers’ routines, safe places, supportive neighbours etc, raised their status locally.
Please share widely; hard copies will also be put strategically around the area in supportive shops for those who cannot sign electronically.
Let’s help get Sammy back, or at least the response, justice and recognition that he deserves for his years of tireless and efficient service.