They are earning an average of £356 per week, finish everyday by lunchtime. Above minimum wage for an easy job... Yes it's easy, I did it as a temp for almost a year and would have happily took up the job again before I got my current employment.
Many firms will be using alternatives this Christmas taking the most profitable part of RM away from them.
If you want money from your employer, you help them make it.... NOT LOSE IT!
Their pension fund has a £5bn deficit. I'm sure that the well paid and gobby union leaders, whose salaries will not be affected by a strike, have thought about this very carefully and taken erudite advice from professionals.
To start a strike so near Christmas. I don't know how much strike pay they get but when they're feasting on a fishpaste sandwich for Christmas lunch, perhaps they may regret trying to ruin everyone elses.
I am absolutely p....ed off. Cheques stuck in the post, letters not arriving, items not arriving. My sympathies had always been with those unfairly paid and striving for fair pay but this is abosolutely ridiculous. Yes, they are cutting their own throats as at this rate there'll no jobs to go back to 'cause RM will cease to exist. My regular postman who is as good as gold syas he is frustrated as well as his hands are tied by those who simply think through the bottom end.
I think the days of public sector strikes gaining public sympathy have been and gone.
I'm not quite sure if the Post Office is actually public sector, but you get my point!
I understand that the CWU is claiming that the Post Office's reorganisation is not being handled properly, but are there specific problems that they are objecting to? Or do they just think that striking is a good way to manage a business?
I think there is a practice whereby they can go home when the round is finished. Perhaps your postie likes to take his time or there is another reason for the lateness of the hour, does he smile a lot.