Postmen to deliver 22 million copies of the Sun (WTF)
A few things:
1. The Post Office doesn’t deliver mail/leaflets/bricks back to UKIP. That’s the job of the Royal Mail and other delivery companies.
2. Drab place though Skem is, when the new town was built it was filled with scousers. There remains a strong link to Liverpool.
3. You may remember a certain football related incident in Sheffield in 1989.
But why let the facts get in the way of a good rant, eh?!Posted 3 years ago
Unless it is properly sanctioned industrial action organised by the trade unions then they should not be allowed to strike. Not condoning The Sun’s history here but the posties are paid to do a job. Unions are recognised for a reason, if they don’t follow that route I have no sympathy.Posted 3 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
I spent an enlightening Christmas temping at the Beeston sorting office a few years back.
They were on the point of walking out as someone changed the radio station before the allotted time. The other temps and I were strangely fixated by the frantic negotiations to resolve the crisis……by putting the radio station back to what it should have been!
To clarify, the radio station was changed every two hours to ensure everyone was equally annoyed by whatever was playing.Posted 3 years ago
and Skelmersdale office in lancashire is the only one refusing to do so, AND GOING ON STRIKE, just perhaps the ROYAL MAIL, should stick to delivering letters and parcels, not putting young kids out of work, anmd delivering a crap paper, along with virgin broadband,talk talk,pizza and various political party leaflets.
all of which go for recycling without being looked at.Posted 3 years ago
I do not buy the Sun, and as I live in Scotland I will not be getting one in the post. But..
Royal Mail is a business. They have negotiated a contract to bring revenue into the business. It should not be in the gift of their delivery staff to decide whether to honour this commercial contract or not.
They may not like it, but it is not illegal, and not their choice.Posted 3 years ago
The thing is; only someone who’s been living in a cave wouldn’t know the (well-founded) animosity to the Sun in Merseyside. And the reaction to staff being asked to be involved in promoting it is entirely predictable.
It rouses such intense feelings that this was absolutely bound to cause the reaction it did. Any management who had a clue would have seen it coming a mile off. Therefore its as much to do with bad management, as it is to do with bolshy employees.
These people have clearly decided, on a matter of principle, that theres a line in the sand they won’t cross. In this case being involved in actively involved in promoting a publication they rightfully despise.
How would you feel promoting an organisation that had labelled your friends or family (completely dishonestly) as drunken thugs who only had themselves to blame for their own deaths? You’d be happy with that, would you? And just get on with it, thinking “oh well… its a commercial contract negotiated by my employer, so I best be on my way”Posted 3 years agoFrodoSubscriber
These people have clearly decided, on a matter of principle, that theres a line in the sand they won’t cross. In this case being involved in actively involved in promoting a publication they rightfully despise
These people are idiots.
Do you think TNT, DPD or any of the other postal companies would put up with this! Its childish and unprofessional and can’t help with Royal Mail’s already poor reputation.
You may not like the Sun but a contract has to be honoured.Posted 3 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
The issue has arisen because the Sun are more than aware that scousers wouldn’t want a copy of the sun through the door – so they’ve made it their strategy not to deliver them in ‘Merseyside’. However Merseyside has quite a wiggly border so places like Skelmersdale are outside of that border whilst still being very close to LiverpoolPosted 3 years ago
True. People with principles about having their relatives and friends slandered to sell a few papers, are all idiots, clearly.
I can’t see the problem with it either. Oversensitive bastards eh?
I think any company in Merseyside taking on a contract to deliver the Sun would face exactly the same issues. If you don’t realise that, then you clearly don’t understand the depth of feeling in the aresPosted 3 years ago
o my mind having principled staff who refuse to sell out their beliefs and dump unwanted and offensive junk where they know it may cause upset, enhances the Royal Mail’s reputation.
Would you still think that if you were the paying customer who had entered into a contract for RM to deliver your product to every address? What about if they refused to deliver letters from a church as they were athiests, or invoices from a butcher as they were vegetarians blah blah…Posted 3 years ago
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