LTB 183/20 – COVID 19 – UPDATE

No:  183/20

6th April 2020






Dear Colleague




It is with great sadness we have been advised that two postal workers, Bola Omoyeni and Stefan Haluszczak, tragically died in hospital over the weekend after contracting Covid19. 


Bola worked at the National Distribution Centre in Northampton and was also a long standing CWU representative, who for many years had held a position at National level on our Race Advisory Committee.  He was a friend and colleague to many CWU reps around the country and made a great contribution to representing our members.  Bola had spent over 30 years working for Royal Mail.


Stefan was also a long standing employee of Royal Mail, who worked at the Coventry Parcels Hub.  He was very well respected in the office and had worked for the company for 8 years.


We are sure we speak on behalf of the whole of the union in sending our sincere condolences

to the family and friends of both of our colleagues who passed away. 


The union is in contact with our local Branch and Royal Mail to ascertain the full circumstances and we will be supporting our members and the Branch in dealing with the situation.


The thoughts of the whole of the CWU are with the families and friends of our two members who tragically passed away over the weekend.


Yours sincerely



Dave Ward                                                                    Terry Pullinger

General Secretary                                                     Deputy General Secretary (Postal)