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October 22nd First Strike - Royal Mail

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#1
is that nationwide?
#2
The union representing Royal Mail workers has said that national postal strikes [COLOR="Red"]could[/COLOR] begin from Thursday 22 October.


I think you missed a key word out from the thread title.... possible :thumbsup:
#3
Yeah its just been announced seemingly - Royal Mail will be striking as of 22nd October. Not sure how long.
#4
here we go agian :x wish they would stop moaning and just do there job!
#5
midlandscomics
I think you missed a key word out from the thread title.... possible :thumbsup:


yep but if it does go ahead which it almost deifnately will. People on here will stop trading in fs/ft likely. just giving people the heads up/.
#6
leilahfun
here we go agian :x wish they would stop moaning and just do there job!


+1
#7
Hopefully it goes on for 2 months. People don't spend much online due to the strike. Prices come down and MW2 costs £25 online. Everyones a winner baby.
#8
scott1295
yep but if it does go ahead which it almost deifnately will. [COLOR="Red"]People on here will stop trading in fs/ft likely[/COLOR]. just giving people the heads up/.


The action is expected to take the form of rolling strikes, affecting different parts of the organisation on different days, rather than an all-out national strike by postal workers.


Hardly going to bring the world to a standstill :whistling:
#9
leilahfun
here we go agian :x wish they would stop moaning and just do there job!


What's your job leilahfun?
#10
Adam2050
Hopefully it goes on for 2 months. People don't spend much online due to the strike. Prices come down and MW2 costs £25 online. Everyones a winner baby.


It will have a positive effect on High Street shops this year rather than a negative i think. But online business - Amazon, Play etc. need to get somehting sorted for xmas otherwise there gunna get hit hard.
#11
midlandscomics
Hardly going to bring the world to a standstill :whistling:


No but it might cause a lot of problems with feedback etc. stop trying to shoot this down. make your own thread if you wanna get fancy about it :thumbsup:
#12
leilahfun
here we go agian :x wish they would stop moaning and just do there job!


when i was there, there was talk of putting all postmen on 1hr contracts and getting them in as and when rather than employing them full time, this is one of many unfair plans the union has fought off, you aint got a clue
#13
scott1295
No but it might cause a lot of problems with feedback etc. stop trying to shoot this down. make your own thread if you wanna get fancy about it :thumbsup:


lol, I'm not trying to get fancy about anything..... just think the thread title (when strikes aren't even confirmed yet) and saying that FS/FT will come to a stop is a bit OTT :)
#14
scott1295
It will have a positive effect on High Street shops this year rather than a negative i think. But online business - Amazon, Play etc. need to get somehting sorted for xmas otherwise there gunna get hit hard.


I read last week that Royal Mail have lost their £25million Amazon contract to Home Delivery Network
#15
Mrs.Z
I read last week that Royal Mail have lost their £25million Amazon contract to Home Delivery Network


Royal Mail are a contractor for HDN so it's not going far... looks bad on paper though I'll agree...
#16
Mrs.Z
I read last week that Royal Mail have lost their £25million Amazon contract to Home Delivery Network


That's only for parcels over 500g though.. books, CDs, DVDs, games etc will still go through RM.
#17
only way things will get delivered is if they are sent via special delivery
suspended#18
Well i havent recieved any normal post for 2 weeks and waitin gon loads from here....Also sent onethign about 2 weeks ago and its still not been recieved :(
#19
Mrs.Z
I read last week that Royal Mail have lost their £25million Amazon contract to Home Delivery Network


Not exactly helping themselves are they. (royal mail that is.)
#20
queenlush;6562771
is that nationwide?

Looks like it...........:whistling:
#21
Scot 1295 - You obviously don't work for them - you obviously have no idea what they are asked to do. Do you really think people would go on stike and not be paid unless things had got so bad they were desperate.......................................

People make me soooooo angry when they don't know the facts and jus think about how THEY would be incovenienced.................................
#22
jasonodell
only way things will get delivered is if they are sent via special delivery


Not true

They are also delivering their own p45's
#23
The volume of parcels delivered by RM is likely to be a fraction of the letters and I'd imagine (without looking at it in more depth but given the cost of sending parcels via a non RM route) is probably their loss leader, simple fact is no one has the infrastructure to deliver the vast amount of letters that RM do on a daily basis...
#24
smithers
Scot 1295 - You obviously don't work for them - you obviously have no idea what they are asked to do. Do you really think people would go on stike and not be paid unless things had got so bad they were desperate.......................................

People make me soooooo angry when they don't know the facts and jus think about how THEY would be incovenienced.................................


I am sorry but i have not said anything strongly opinionated about them striking this thread was just to alert others.

And thanks for the lesson on what a strike is i always thought that it was people just taking some unpaid time off work for the crack. :thumbsup:
#25
Flodd
The volume of parcels delivered by RM is likely to be a fraction of the letters and I'd imagine (without looking at it in more depth but given the cost of sending parcels via a non RM route) is probably their loss leader, simple fact is no one has the infrastructure to deliver the vast amount of letters that RM do on a daily basis...


Yeah the woman at the post office on monday when i was posting something for someone on here said that 1st class would be dealt with over 2nd and recorded would be best as everything is such a mess atm. :thumbsup:
#26
tinkerbell28
Or shall we just send all the teachers, nurses, dr's firemen and armed services out on strike too:whistling:


FIremen did strike... a lot of good it did them too, if I remember rightly the armed forces thought it was right old doss...
#27
Flodd
What's your job leilahfun?


put this this way i will be working christmas day this year for 2 x minimum wage last year it was 3 x min wage , ive got no choice infact been told thats our job we don't like it somebody else will do it :whistling:
#28
leilahfun
here we go agian :x wish they would stop moaning and just do there job!


+1

So many people in the UK who are desperate for a job right now, and you got workers like these!

If they dont like their job, or the company who runs it, they should just leave, and give up their job to someone who really wants one and would do it without moaning!

Royal mails rep is slowly going down the pan, amazon has suspended their 25mil contract, these workers should be careful that they have a job/company to go back to.
#29
Bryan839
+1

So many people in the UK who are desperate for a job right now, and you got workers like these!

If they dont like their job, or the company who runs it, they should just leave, and give up their job to someone who really wants one and would do it without moaning!

Royal mails rep is slowly going down the pan, [COLOR="Red"]amazon has suspended their 25mil contract[/COLOR], these workers should be careful that they have a job/company to go back to.


It's only for parcels over 500g, which I would imagine make up a small percentage of Amazon's sales. I doubt it'll even affect RM that much.
#30
midlandscomics
It's only for parcels over 500g, which I would imagine make up a small percentage of Amazon's sales. I doubt it'll even affect RM that much.


Aw thats a shame.

I just hope its sorted soon.
#31
my birthday! hukd'ers please send e- cards instead :lol:
#32
leilahfun
put this this way i will be working christmas day this year for 2 x minimum wage last year it was 3 x min wage , ive got no choice infact been told thats our job we don't like it somebody else will do it :whistling:


I did something similiar in my early twenties... you have my sympathy...
#33
UPS is £5.05 for small packages.
#34
leilahfun
here we go agian :x wish they would stop moaning and just do there job!


there striking to elp public out royal mail want to sell off profitable business section leaving us footing the bill for loss making service also theyll close down offices meaning deliveries will change from one a day to once a week
#35
stuntman9883
there striking to elp public out royal mail want to sell off profitable business section leaving us footing the bill for loss making service also theyll close down offices meaning [COLOR="Red"]deliveries will change from one a day to once a week[/COLOR]


Once a day! It will be like living in hell, I love getting post everyday, I have so much stuff delivered all the time. HUKD is the main culprit here!
#36
strange though postal strikes or not how the bills still seem to arrive on time

:(
#37
I remember this poem about Men that go on Strike when I was a kid.....I'm gonna dig it out .......It is about God so no reference to that please..I'm not that religeous......just remembered it. Makes me think! What if we all went on strike??
Here we are:

If God Should Go On Strike

How is it that God above
Has never gone on strike
Because he was not treated fair
In things He didn't like.

If only once He'd given up,
And said, 'That's it, I'm through!
I've had enough of those on earth,
So this is what I'll do;

I'll give my orders to the sun -
'Cut off the heat supply!'
And to the moon - 'Give no more
Light, and run the ocean dry.'

Then just to make things really tough
And put the pressures on,
'Turn off the vital oxygen
Till every breath is gone!'

You know, He would be justified
If fairness was the game.
For no one has been abused
Or met with more disdain.

Than God, any yet He carries on
Supplying you and me
With all the favors of His grace
And everything for free.

Men say they want a better deal
And so on strike they go.
But what a deal we've given
To God to whom all things we owe.

We don't care whom we hurt
To gain the things we like.
But what a mess we'd all be in
If God should go on strike!
#38
LMAO...Talk about kill a thread:lol:
#39
If only the public knew what was really going on within the Royal Mail. The reason for the strikes has nothing to do with pay whatsoever. It's for job security, the closing of offices and more work being enforced upon them amongst other things. I don't know the ins and outs of it. But Royal Mail are already cutting jobs, cutting hours (including overtime) and making deliveries longer which means longer hours and our mail being delivered even later than it already is!
#40
scott1295
It will have a positive effect on High Street shops this year rather than a negative i think. But online business - Amazon, Play etc. need to get somehting sorted for xmas otherwise there gunna get hit hard.


Lol, wouldn't it be funny if highstreet shops were paying RM staff to cause havoc at the busiest time of the year, so they could increase sales, rather than struggling every year? :p

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