Courier sacked over disrespectful act with parcel for NSW premier

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A courier has been sacked after sharing a video of himself throwing away a package addressed to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.

The 'disrespectful' act was captured in a video taken inside a CouriersPlease sorting room and circulated on social media over the weekend.

In the clip, the man holds up a package showing Ms Berejiklian’s name written on the label. 

LEFT: A screenshot from the video showing the dark-haired man wearing a navy blue mask. RIGHT: a screenshot of the package showing the premier's name.
The man was fired after the video circulated on social media. Source: 7NEWS

He then says: “Ladies and gentleman, f**king Gladys.

He says to his co-worker, “I’ve got a shipment for Gladys. Look, look, look. You know what to do with this?” before throwing it away.

He then faces the camera back to himself and appears to spit in his mask. 

CouriersPlease, where the man worked, released a statement saying it had been made aware of the incident.

“CouriersPlease has been alerted to a video circulating on the internet in relation to a parcel addressed to the NSW Premier’s office,” the company said in a statement.

“The content of the video in no way reflects the values or code of conduct at CouriersPlease.

“The freight handler in the video was dismissed immediately as part of our investigation, and we are also speaking with our franchisees and employees to ensure everyone adheres to our code of conduct.”

NSW records its highest number of Covid cases 

The video has emerged as Greater Sydney residents enter their 10th week in lockdown, which has been extended until the end of September.

The state recorded 1290 locally acquired Covid cases and four deaths on Monday. There have now been 93 Covid-related deaths from the Delta outbreak which began on June 16. The nation's death toll stands at 1,003.

In NSW, there are 840 COVID-19 patients in hospital, with 137 people in intensive care and 48 ventilated.

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