Royal Mail rewards healthy workers with cars and holidays
"We must both support and reward postmen and women. They deserve it," said Royal Mail group director for people Tony McCarthy.
He added that the latest figures show that the organisation's performance is the best in almost a decade, with 91.9% of first class letters delivered the working day after posting.
"This package of practical support and `thank-yous' has made a big difference," added Mr McCarthy. The Royal Mail found sickness absence levels averaged 5.7%, compared with 6.7% for the same period a year earlier.