Correos had a presentation yesterday of a commemorative stamp illustrating the thousand year anniversary of the Kingdom of Almería – 1014 – 2014. This seems to have come two years late, so I may be missing something in this story. The backdrop is from an early 19th century lithograph taken by Nicolás Mª Chapuy, whereas the forefront is a modern photo by Pako Manzano. The big “m” is the official logo of the “Milenio Reino Continue reading Stamp commemorating a thousand years of Almería launched
A civil servant at the University of Almería has been charged with fraud after auditors found he had spent €240,000 supposedly buying stamps over the last twelve years. The public prosecutor alleges the man was handing in false invoices every fifteen days to justify taking money from petty cash. The invoices were not issued by the state postal service, Correos, but were never questioned by the University accountants. Alarm bells were rung after auditors spotted Continue reading €240,000 in stamps ‘stolen’ from university
The Inspectorate of Work (Spanish health and safety, basically) has ruled that it’s too dangerous to deliver the post when it’s windy in Almería. The ruling came after a complaint earlier in the year from a postman that it was too windy to drive his official moped around. Correos disagreed and disciplined the man, who sent a complaint to the IoW, who have now come back and said he was right. The trouble comes from Continue reading Too dangerous to deliver post when it’s windy
There will be a general national strike at Correos, the Spanish Post Office, taking place on several different days: 5, 15 & 22 May there will be a general strike called. Expect post offices to be closed across the country and no delivery that day. 30th April, 14 & 22nd May, there will be a “go slow”. Most post offices will be open but delivery will affected. The strikes are against a change in working Continue reading Correos to go on strike next month
Telefonica has announced that it will not be increasing the basic cost of telephone line next month, leaving the monthly cost the same at €14.38 a month. That doesn’t mean it won’t go up later in the year, of course. Stamps will also stay the same, according to Correos.
The Spanish post office is running out of ideas for stamps was my first thought when some letters arrived with two MSN messenger lookalike icons hugging each other, under the slogan “for respect on the net” (por el respeto en la RED). Shortly afterwards another one arrived, an icon of someone using a mouse with a sinister shadow in the background creeping away. Soy lo que hago proclaims the slogan (I am what I do). Continue reading Correos runs out of ideas for stamps