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Are Royal Mail's Staff Strikes Justified watch

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    Hello;

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/au...ike-royal-mail

    I think it’s beyond a joke that Royal Mail are striking again :mad: , my mail is always late, lost or delayed somewhere :mad: . I get an “Sorry you where out card” every time I order something online with the time on the card always being 12PM but I ALLWAYS get home from work at just after 11AM?.:confused:

    I think it’s completely unjustified for the staff to go on strike:mad: , and if they do they should all be fired and there jobs given to the millions of unemployed who would be grateful to just have a job.:yes:

    What do you think?
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    I used to get my mail before I went to school, usually at 6am, but for the past few years it has been coming at around 12.

    The quicker they privatise it the quicker we can get decent service.
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    We've been getting our post later and later each day. A few weeks ago, it just got ridiculous. Post arrived just after 5pm! Got slightly better recently, arriving around midday. Still rubbish though. Just a few years ago, it would arrive before I set off to school, around 8am.
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    They lost my application form to the UWC. I despise the Royal Mail.

    My postman is a ****. (c word). He would always leave parcels on the doorstep, despite me telling him not to. I live in London, anybody could just pick up the item. He even left a Recorded Delivery item too, signed it himself, the ******. I've not seen him since, I think he got sacked after he pissed some other households off.

    What REALLY pisses me off is that all these people that work for the government seem to think that because they work for the government they can go ahead and get pay rises as if there isn't a recession, whereas everybody else gets put on unsociable hours and has to accept a fixed rate of pay for the next year or even a pay cut (for fear that they will lose their job if they refuse) (I know many people that have had to do this.)

    I'm all for allowing people to strike, but these unions are taking the piss now. It's a recession. People suffer. They're going to try and hold the general joe public to ransom to force whoever funds them to give them more money, whether it be by increasing train tickets or government subsidies.
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    I think we should all talk about the fact that national express train drivers are *******s because they're on a ******* strike and i had a really long journey home tongiht that would have only tAKEN 15 MINUTES IF THE *******S JUST PUT THE TRAINS ON FROM LIVERPOOL STREET
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    I think the little ******* should get back to work!!!
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    I ordered some stuff for Sixth Form last time they went on strike. For my coursework. It was specialised for the subject and I had been unable to find it in any shops.

    So I ordered it off the internet. I didn't actually receive the equipment until 4 weeks after I had ordered it. Which left me having to stay up late to finish my coursework using the equipment.

    I've also recently ordered a new whistle for work, as mine has been destroyed by rust. I need it to turn up before I go away on holiday next week as I believe it may be a Recorded Delivery package.

    Why do they always go on strike? They must realise that they don't get their post either if they strike???
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    I once ordered a very important pie. And then there was a postal strike. I didn't get my pie. I HATE THE DIRTY COMMUNISTS IN THE ROYAIL MAIL! :rolleyes:
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    I don't get my post until around 3.30pm anyway.
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    Has anyone else had a "sorry, we missed you" card when you've been in? They've done it twice now, not ringing the bell and just putting the card through.
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    No. They get paid more than many and should be happy with that. Before, when the hours were unsociable, then maybe. However, now they seem to starting work later than a lot of people, a couple of months ago we got our mail at around 7am and now it is around 2pm, and posting letters through a door, and expect great pay for it!
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    You propose firing them? And what do you do during the several weeks it takes to hire, vet, and train new staff? Just allow a humongous mountain of mail to build up? Besides once the new people had been there longer than 2 weeks they'd be striking too.
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    ******* ***** still haven't delivered my letter to someone special. Probably have lost it knowing them, stupid *****.
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    You can blame the government for this mess. Why companies have to put up with criminal unions, I don't know. These striking workers should just be fired, there are plenty more people looking for jobs.
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    I don't understand striking. If people strike then they should be sacked as other people will easily replace them. As long as they are getting minimum wage and health and safety standards are being met, where is the need to strike? It just doesn't make sense to me.
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    never!

    I hate the royal mail strikes... they always seem to be just after something I have ordered online has been dispatched too
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    @Fire2Burn: I'm sure there are millions of unempolyed who would take over within an hour if they where given the chance. How much training do you need to put a letter through a letter box?

    I argree with all the comments above; fair enough have 1 or 2 srtikes if you really need to and are being treat badly, but when you have 8 or 9 a year your just taking the piss :mad:. I mean we are in a recession loads of people are taking pay cuts but i bet all of them are still grateful they have a job; unlike royal mail staff who seem to push it way to far :mad:.

    Also at the comments above my post used to come arround 8 or 9 in the morning but now its like 1 or 3 in the afternoon :mad:.

    And i have also had the "sorry you where out" cards when i am in.

    I think the public should all use fedex or something for the next month and we will have a strike, just to show RM staff how fed up we all are.

    :mad: :mad: :mad:
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    'Sorry you were out' cards when I wasn't out.
    Recorded delivery items signed off by the postie (I reported one guy for this!)
    Late mail
    Lost mail (including a hospital appointment letter)

    And the creme de la creme of their screw ups...

    The postman put my doctoral graduation pictures in the recycling bin because I wasn't in!!! Why wasn't the parcel taken back to the depot?
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    Its funny that people want the Royal Mail strikers to be fired. To be honest either don't post letters or put up with people demanding better pay. In a sense this isn't communism its capitalism i.e. individual ambition serves the common good.
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    There is another dimension to all of this ...

    The EU forced member states to open up their postal services to competition. That meant that the profit making parts of the service have been gradually opened up to competition, leaving the post office with all non-profit making stuff.

    The post office can no longer afford to run the service it did without the profitable side to subsidise the loss making side, hence the inferior service.

    There are lots of postal services directives.
 
 
 
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