It seems to be going on for an awful long time, I remember a few years ago on the news there was a strike and there were people who had to wait an extra week for their results!!
i hope it doesn't affect results that would be horrible. we didn't get post for like 4 days this week then we got it yesterday and today we havn't had any yet!
There's a strike? Is that why my mail order's STILL not arriving when I ordered it last Wednesday? Grr.
I texted my friend who's a postman and he said the sorting centre in Swansea, which deals with most of South Wales, Somerset, Bristol, Bath etc is still backed up and it'll probably affect us getting our results. That being said, when there was an impromptu strike in 2001, mail workers in Exeter promised to deliver people's results. It's also illegal to strike when it causes undue disruption to the general public, so they may be forced to deliver the results.
EDIT: I forgot to mention that there are other ways and other postal services that the exam boards can use, if they've been given plenty of warning like they have this time.
I also found this on AQA's website, though there's nothing on WJEC (and I didn't check any of the others):
Please post mark forms as normal but retain a copy of your marks so that they can be collected over the telephone or scanned and e-mailed to AQA if necessary. If possible, use other means such as Parcelforce to post your samples. Scripts should be posted as normal as early as possible using Parcelforce. Please keep consignment numbers as you may be contacted and asked for these if there is any delay in the return of your scripts.
Here in the North West (which is where the head AQA centre is located!) I haven't seen the postman for over a week!Damn postmen always being selfish, all that they would blow their wages on is alcohol, drugs and pornography anyway!
I hate postal strikes, surely they're getting paid enough for what is relatively unskilled work. If they're gonna get paid more for doing 'unskilled' work (which i assume is why they're striking? i don't know lol) then us people going through years of training/education should have our eventual wages increased to keep its worth.
When i say 'unskilled work' i'm not naive enough to think that no skills whatsoever are needed, of course every job needs skills and postmen are hugely important in our society. I just meant you dont really need a huge amount of qualifications to be a postman, so getting paid more is a little unfair to those who have qualifications working in jobs with lower wages.
EDIT: I've just woken up and typed a load of bull****. I know nothing. good day.
Yeah it's not like you would need even a GCSE qualification to know how to open a gate and put a letter through a letterbox.
^That article only talks about Scotland and the Scottish exams, which are different to ours.