Postal Strike

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All In London
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Posted: Thursday the 22nd October 2009 at 10:05


Postal Strike


Sections of Royal Mail begin a two-day strike over pay, conditions and changing working practices.
The strike will invariably disrupt service... what does everyone think about this?
Should they be getting pay increases when the rest of the country struggles on reduced wages? As a public service, like the police and health workers etc should the postal service be allowed to strike? Or is Royal Mail totally justified in striking?

Are there any posties out there who want to chip in?


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krunchie frog
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Posted: Thursday the 22nd October 2009 at 11:14


With regards to services where we have no choice really but to use them, I think it's blackmail. Making us suffer when were not the ones paying them. People could be waiting on hospital appointments.


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TheMog
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Posted: Thursday the 22nd October 2009 at 13:16


ORIGINAL: krunchie frog

With regards to services where we have no choice really but to use them, I think it's blackmail. Making us suffer when were not the ones paying them. People could be waiting on hospital appointments.



Exactly. I think this is an absolute disgrace. I know people who are living with 25% pay reductions, reduced hours and redundancy during these troubled times, I think the whole attitude towards this by the unions stinks.

I'd like to see big businesses move to private couriers now and see how well these self centered muppets cope when Royal Mail have to lay them off due to a lack of business.

I'd imagine if a few companies like Amazon got sick of this striking and moved to a private courier that would hit the employees a lot harder than the issues they're striking over!


Lived in London since 2003, it's alright I suppose.








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