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ROYAL MAIL - postal strike

hawick Avatar
9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
doea anyone know what time the postal strike starts tomorrow and what time untill on friday?

thanks
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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Industrial action: an update from Royal Mail

We are hugely disappointed to confirm that the CWU has given us notice of further strike action. The strike will start at 7pm on Thursday July 12th 2007, and continue through Friday 13th July.
Please note this strike does not affect Royal Mail's operations in Northern Ireland, with the exception of Special Delivery guarantees, which will be suspended for the whole of the UK.
We have well-developed contingency plans in order to reduce the effect of the strike, but disruption is inevitable.
Royal Mail's priorities during the strike are to:
[LIST]
[*]protect vulnerable members of society, who depend on Post Office payments of pensions and social security
[*]ensure customers can continue to post mail, through the Post Office network
[*]maintain Royal Mail Special Delivery services wherever possible
[*]maintain other delivery services wherever possible[/LIST]What does it mean for our customers
[LIST]
[*]Access to Royal Mail services is available on strike days - but limited to a single collection from Post Boxes outside of Post Offices and the Post Offices not affected by strike action. Collections may be earlier than the normal advertised times
[*]Please bring planned mailings forward, where possible, to avoid strike days
[*]We will attempt to deliver Special Delivery items - but we cannot guarantee delivery and so the money-back guarantee will be suspended for items posted on Thursday July 12th and Friday July 13th. In addition the Saturday Guarantee will also be suspended for Special Delivery items posted on Friday 13th July
[*]Parcelforce Worldwide's guaranteed services will remain unaffected
[*]Royal Mail's Branch Direct, Sameday and Door to Door services remain unaffected
[*]All other mail services will be subject to delay[/LIST]
#2
thanks dinosteveus

so i should get my mail tomorrow but not fri morning
#3
hawick
thanks dinosteveus

so i should get my mail tomorrow but not fri morning

Yep and Yep again. :-D
[admin]#4
Great :-( Flamin postal strikes, they're a nightmare
#5
Oh lovely - I didn't know there was another one, especially so soon after the last one. My post wasn't back to normal until a week after the last one and a few bits went missing, one of them being £85 worth of order from Superdrug.

Any sympathy I might have had with why the postal workers are striking is wearing pretty thin now, given that their issues are creating a backlog in my mail and some people there obviously think a better way of clearing the backlog is to bin or take home the packages and interesting looking letters.

Bring back the days when disputes were kept bewteen comapny and employees and didn't involve an entire country !! :x
#6
for ..... sake! I've got some things that needed to be sent tomorrow, didn't realise they were having another strike, great....
#7
I would like to think that they are striking as a last resort. At the end of the day hitting the customer is where the management will feel it most.

Reading into why they are striking it is the measley pay rise which when combined with shift pay losses means they are effectively having their pay reduced.

Would you not stand up for yourself if your company said they were cutting your wages.

It's about time this country stood up for itself and instead of bleating about them going on strike we should be backing them and making sure the management are being held accountable instead of receivng huge bonuses for taking the company down the pan.
#8
yeah lets stand up for ourselves by screwing everybody else
#9
greg_68
I would like to think that they are striking as a last resort. At the end of the day hitting the customer is where the management will feel it most.

Reading into why they are striking it is the measley pay rise which when combined with shift pay losses means they are effectively having their pay reduced.

Would you not stand up for yourself if your company said they were cutting your wages.

It's about time this country stood up for itself and instead of bleating about them going on strike we should be backing them and making sure the management are being held accountable instead of receivng huge bonuses for taking the company down the pan.



I do see what you are saying, but wouldn't say that the country is standing up for itself because 99% of people this is affecting do not even work for Royail Mail. I'd also say not as large a percentage, but certainly a high percentage of people don't even want the disruption this causes, which is why I personally wouldn't say the country is standing up for itself by doing this. I have issues with the big fat bonuses British Gas bosses tae home when their customers are paying through the nose, but I wouldn't say an effective way to highlight this point is to cut my gas off for a day every week or so.

I did have an issue with my employer, and took it up with them without involving the entire country. Like I said, to begin with, I did have some sympathy with why they were striking, but to have another one, so close to the last one has lost them my sympathy, purely because of the disruption and 'loss' to my things caused by the last one. I just think there should be a better solution rather than involving people that don't even work for Royal Mail. at the end of the day, everybody has the choice to change employer if they are not happy with the hours or pay. May not be ideal, but it is still an option.
#10
greg_68
I would like to think that they are striking as a last resort. At the end of the day hitting the customer is where the management will feel it most.....


hardly any sympathy here :oops:. If Royal Mail go down, you & I can switch to Blue or Black Mail but what about the people who strike ?
#11
I blame the Union, striking should be the last resort and this is out of order, too many 'innocent' people are affected.
#12
i blame the people who mis-manage it.

they've done so much cost-cutting exercises - staff laid, centralised, closing down of local POs, less frequent mail delivery (used to be twice a day), no mail trains etc VS being the number one used delivery, increased annual stamp prices.

Is it me or the maths just doesn't work out right re: profit and loss.
#13
Don't blame anyone, check the balance sheet and for heavens sake don't "blame"a CE who is getting paid a Million odd a year.
His job is to "turn the company round" and many have done it with outstanding effects.

If the firms losing cash then "striking" wont help.

Best of luck to all.
#14
I've got something to send tomorrow, IOM post isn't on strike so its fine this end but whats the chances of another back log and stuff getting lost?

Its going to be sent recorded though.
#15
:-( How would you like to get to work at 5.00am every day and work 40 hours a week for a measly £300 top line a week most posties are dedicated people and do a great job
#16
But surely you/they choose to do the job, Nobody forces anyone to be a postie!

When you start a job, You accept the pay and hassle that goes with it, If you don't like it then you leave and find something else!

(Oh in my old job I did get up at 5am some days!)
#17
Iom-RF
But surely you/they choose to do the job, Nobody forces anyone to be a postie!

When you start a job, You accept the pay and hassle that goes with it, If you don't like it then you leave and find something else!

(Oh in my old job I did get up at 5am some days!)


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#18
CHARLIETHIRTYTWO
[SIZE="1"]Paperboy.....[/SIZE]


Nope, Its was a crappy factory job, Took 1hrs travelling to.
#19
in my current job I get up at 5am and I don't get flippin paid for it :x
#20
ivorgotmates
:-( How would you like to get to work at 5.00am every day and work 40 hours a week for a measly £300 top line a week most posties are dedicated people and do a great job

Yes I agree, most Posties do a great job and they are dedicated, but if they didn't like the wage or job they would leave.
What most people are upset about is having their Mail delayed, it's not our fault but we suffer.
#21
ivorgotmates
:-( How would you like to get to work at 5.00am every day and work 40 hours a week for a measly £300 top line a week most posties are dedicated people and do a great job


When I was working from 6am I only got minimum wage, sure not working on the streets(was just call centre) but I only came out with about £160 a week after tax.

So if they are poor what was I!
#22
pmcg
Don't blame anyone, check the balance sheet and for heavens sake don't "blame"a CE who is getting paid a Million odd a year.
His job is to "turn the company round" and many have done it with outstanding effects.

If the firms losing cash then "striking" wont help.

Best of luck to all.


mis-managers are not necessarily the ceo ... although they do shoulder a lot of the responsibility on behalf of the company ;-) my point was there are a frightful amount of time-wasters – people who have no inkling how to run the biz as a tight and efficient organisation. i'm all for paying a decent salary to someone who can actually turn this around but they gotta take a slide and a paycut if they failed (ok that happens in utopia).

they've got a good brand (main delivery system) and yet cannot capitalise on that? i know they had losses over the years but something is seriously wrong with the core of the business.

striking is always seen as a last resort (ok scrap the tube union strikes as they get no respect or sympathy from me). if that many people strike i do begin to wonder if there is an element of truth to it. i mean, they have to take no-pay day off, then deal with the backlog anyway. kinda lose-lose situation so they must be desperate enough to do it as a group.
#23
Lets **** ourselfs have another strike oh **** double the amount of work now we REALLY have to do some work!
#24
ivorgotmates
:-( How would you like to get to work at 5.00am every day and work 40 hours a week for a measly £300 top line a week most posties are dedicated people and do a great job


most posties are finished by 11 or 12 (i used to work in a pub down the road from the mail depot, so yes i do know what time they finish). My boyfriend gets up for work at 4am most days, and works until 6 or 7pm - 60 hours for £40 more than posties.

Had sympathy for the posties to begin with, but at the end of the day like others have said, the management aren't feeling the effects of these strikes. They will still get their wad-like pay cheques, the public will start using other mail companies and even more royal mail posties will be out of jobs.
#25
ivorgotmates
:-( How would you like to get to work at 5.00am every day and work 40 hours a week for a measly £300 top line a week most posties are dedicated people and do a great job



I think you missed out the part that after you finish about 11-12, there is also the option of the cheap postie social club which many of you regularly take advantage of - with my friends husband being a postie, who doesn't agree with the strinking incidently, I've heard (and seen :-D ) how many of the posties go and get tipsy on cheap drink after their shift.

I wish I was offered something like that by my company, but then I guess when a change is mentioned, people find it hard to remember all the perks they get and take for granted
banned#26
parcelforce have just delivered me goods, very nice people, they are not going on strike." we get paid enough" , so let parcel force deliver the mail, most probably do a better job :giggle:
suspended#27
our post usually arrives about 2pm, and takes weeks to get to us....since the 'strike' i have it before 9am every day and things are taking 24hrs max to get here.....long may they strike!!:thumbsup:
#28
ivorgotmates
:-( How would you like to get to work at 5.00am every day and work 40 hours a week for a measly £300 top line a week most posties are dedicated people and do a great job



What do you think we do????? I go to work start at 4am in the morning doing a 12 hour shift and still get paid less then you and thats with overtime.

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