The Wider Picture And Post.
The postal dispute in Britain can be a bit annoying. Not getting post for a few days and then lots of bills all come at once, but if you’re a postal worker it is a lot harder.
Postal workers in Britain do not make a lot of money, their work is boring, even if it is essential, and the management of the Post Office are renowned as bastards.
The Post Office management would gladly force all postal workers to do 16 hour days, for next to nothing, if they could get away with it. Thankfully Postal workers are not taking any of their crap, so have instigated selective strikes to bring the recalcitrant management back to the negotiating table.
In the meanwhile, I have been informed that action will be taken from 5th October 2009 at these locations:
“Strike action for week commencing 5th October 2009
Below is a list of postal strikes for the week commencing 5th October 2009. All action is for 24 hours unless stated otherwise.
Wednesday 7th October
Peterborough delivery office (DO) from 22:00
Thursday 8th October
Bristol mail centre
Friday 9th October
Peterborough DO, until 22:00
London mail centres:
London Airport Mail Unit
South London mail centre
Network (logistics and van) drivers in:
Hatfield, Northern Home Counties
Leeds, North East Regional Distribution Centre
Warrington, North West Regional Distribution Centre
Nine Elms, Vauxhall
Princess Royal Distribution Centre, North London
Saturday 10th October
If the Postal workers do not succeed in this dispute, then working conditions will be worsened, skilled workers leave and an already poor service deteriorate even more.
It could eventually be privatised, which will mean increased prices and poorer service.
I urge all readers to support the Postal workers.