Are they really on strike?
I needed four hands to count how many times I got asked "thought you were on strike" this morning. Personally I blame the news for not giving you the full story – Mail centres today (indoor staff)/Deliveries tomorrow (outdoor staff).Posted 8 years ago
And to the binmen who's narrowmindedness compelled then to shout "scab" at me from the comfort of their cab, F*** off and get your facts right.
At least save it until tomorrow.postierichSubscriber
Processing and distribution are out today from 4am untill 4am tomorrow then the grafters(deliverys) take over,looks like its going to be a busy Saturday,thank god its my day off and I,m in Afan ripping it up!!!!!
Shame that the people that go in are going to prolonge the strike and have to suffer the cold shoulder treatment when there colleagues come back after taking action.We will have a stronger office to fend off cuts in hours when we get back, feel sorry for the weak offices that will be torn to shreds in 2010.Posted 8 years agobarcaMember
I can see a few posties on the picket line on TV but we've had letters and a parcel delivered to our home address this morning.Posted 8 years ago
In fact, the parcel was an item ordered from Bournemouth on Tuesday, delivered to Stockport this morning. Yet more excellent service despite the grim faces on the telly.
Anybody else having normal service?
suffer the cold shoulder treatment when there colleagues come back after taking action
Quite the opposite in our office. Less than 25% are CWU members.
Rich, not sure what size office you work from but the CWU have done nothing for us (35 staff) over the years. Yes they agree pay deals but that's about it. At a local level we might as well not exist. All the recent changes – pegasus, later starts, lapsing duties have been pushed forward by the CWU. They even stood in front of us and blatantly lied to us telling us that all these changes were national. Turns out they're not, hence the strikes.
Sitting on the other side of the fence though, I was appalled to find out last night that no one from senior Royal Mail management has been present at the talks. It's OK for them to sit on their arses sending letters telling us how damaging strikes are, but they don't seem to want to get any more involved.
My day off saturday too, thanks goodness, and a weeks AL next week which couldn't come at a better time.Posted 8 years agopostierichSubscriber
Just in from my 7 hour stint, 19 snuck in, some before we got there,out of an office of 106( Not a militant office)Mood was good feeling as though we had the morale high ground and the sun shone,over dosed on the tea and bacon butties.Posted 8 years ago
Majority of the public were supportive,ready to go back to the picket @ 3pm.
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