Neil Jackson, a postal worker from Hay in the Riverina region, is retiring after a remarkable 47 years of service to his local community.

He has been a postie in the Hay area since 1975, becoming a popular and well-respected face about the town.

“It started out as a job, but after 20, 30 years it becomes a lifestyle,” says Neil Jackson.

Jackson says he’s most looking forward to spending time with his grandchildren, who keep him young.

“I’m going to take it easy for a couple of months and see where it leads to, and get my golf handicap down a bit.”

Branch Secretary Shane Murphy says Neil has been a pivotal part of the Hay community, having seen the community through good times and bad over almost five decades.

“Everyone knows Neil, the local postie. To see him hang up the satchel after all these years will be a sad moment for many in the area,” Mr Murphy said.

“He has shown nothing short of an outstanding commitment to his work and his community. We cannot thank Neil enough for all he has done over the course of his career.

“As a Union member, he demonstrated the value of standing alongside his colleagues and never wavered in the fight to protect and improve their rights at work.

“He is a treasured local figure, and after nearly five decades of service there is no doubt he will be missed.

“We offer our sincerest congratulations and wish him nothing but the best in all his future endeavours.

“We look forward to sharing a cuppa with him if we see him around.”

Pictured above from left to right: retiring postie Neil Jackson, NSW regional Official Cade Anderson and local Hay postie Jim Ovens

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