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Royal Mail slow this week?

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Hi all Has anyone else noticed Royal Mail being slow this week. Is it because of the Bank Holiday. I sent a letter to my mum on Tuesday First Class via a post box and she hasn't received it yet & a… Read More
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
Hi all

Has anyone else noticed Royal Mail being slow this week. Is it because of the Bank Holiday. I sent a letter to my mum on Tuesday First Class via a post box and she hasn't received it yet & an item I sent via post box I posted Monday evening has not been recieved by an ebayer.

I know nothing is guaranteed the next day but they are usually 98% in my experience!!
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
not just this week - always!
#2
:thumbsup: yep sure has been slow here in scouseland..the dudes in the midlands have been on a work to rule so it has probably affected the rest of the country.:x
#3
Think some postal workers have been some strike...........
#4
bought something off ebay last thursday that i told them i needed sending asap & they sent me an email saying they sent it on this wednesday!! so i don't think they helped either with the slow delivery :whistling: hope it arrives soon!!
banned#5
its generally the case after a BH. they cant process 3 days mail in 1 day

they'd be a bit overstaffed if they could!
#6
There was a strike on Tuesday. I have a weekly magazine delivered on a Tues and it's only just turned up today so looks like they're a couple of days behind
#7
tinkerbell28
Yeah just googled, seems the strikes are just going on as and when they feel like it
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/aug/06/postal-strike-royal-mail

Give the jobs to those that would be greatful in these times instead of piling the crap on everyone else so I sa
y :x:x


Wrong attitude you have there, if this happened companies would be able to walk all over their workers. :roll:
#8
Think ours are going on strike today, so that'll be fun.
#9
tinkerbell28;6195224
Yeah just googled, seems the strikes are just going on as and when they feel like it
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/aug/06/postal-strike-royal-mail

Give the jobs to those that would be greatful in these times instead of piling the crap on everyone else so I say :x:x

+1 :thumbsup:
esq3585;6195405
Wrong attitude you have there, if this happened companies would be able to walk all over their workers. :roll:

they've not had pay cuts though have they? my husband is self employed & works for other companies earning just over half of what he did last year so i think they are lucky their pay isn't decreasing & that they have work!
#10
cheerleader
+1 :thumbsup:

they've not had pay cuts though have they? my husband is self employed & works for other companies earning just over half of what he did last year so i think they are lucky their pay isn't decreasing & that they have work!


You will find the management have a way of spinning the strikes to show workers in a bad light so yourself and all the other blinkered public lay the blame on the honest worker who is fighting for what he has a right too.

If you worked there you would understand the situation the workers are in.

They guy that delivers mail for us works his socks off in all weathers for very little thanks or money.
#11
Definately slower, just got a parcel I ordered about two weeks ago.
#12
very slow round here at the moment,first class taking 2-3 days,normally spot on
#13
i posted a recorded parcel last tuesday and person still hasnt recived it. Got to wait till the 15th to claim :x
#14
tinkerbell28
Nope unions are destroying the jobs markets like they have done in the past, striking themselves out of business because they can, they need to get real. If they were not RM workers and say for arguments sake working for a private courier, they would be out on their ear before they know it.

It's a recession they need to learn to make sacrifices like everyone else, less hours, less pay, or changed hours they need to be greatful they have a job.
Pretty soon all this will be privatised out, it's like the fire service strikes have lead to private contracts when they all striked last time it was the armed services who had to cover, now they are overstretched, the govt brought in private cover just in case costing the taxpayer more and lead to the firemen , wanting to strike over again as cut backs need to be made.

I have a postie in the family and even he thinks the unions are dinasour which needs culling, you don't see frontline NHS staff of the armed forces go on strike do you, they can't and in most cases put up and shut up, everyone is suffering. Rm striking will just harm small business and harm themselves in the process. All that will happen is you will see the privatisation happen quicker as the govt brings in more agency workers, and civvy it out as we call it. Like the fire service, NHS, Armed forces, no shortage of people wanting work.



You would make a good manager by the sounds of it. :thumbsup:

I'm sure if it was upto you all workers would be working for minimum wage and be grateful for it.
Unions are an important part in the workplace, without them we would be in a sorry state.
You will never realise how important they are until you have to depend on them.

The most important thing to remember in this society is that if you look after your workers they will look after you, bottom line.
#15
tinkerbell28
Nope unions destroy the very thing they set out to protect, they encourage people to strike themselves out of job.


The workers are balloted to strike, the workers decide whether strike action is appropriate, not the union.

You aren't related to Margaret Thatcher btw ? :thumbsup:
banned#16
esq3585;6200366
The workers are balloted to strike, the workers decide whether strike action is appropriate, not the union.

You aren't related to Margaret Thatcher btw ? :thumbsup:

thats what tinks said too :thinking:

they encourage people to strike themselves out of job
#17
back on topic :) Im waiting on quite a bit of stuff too, glad its not just me
banned#18
Swindon post office striked yesterday i think
[mod]#19
Be easier to name the days our lot go to work..........they've been on strike every week lately, literally.

Hope they sack them now and get people in that will do the job.
banned#20
Syzable;6202193
Be easier to name the days our lot go to work..........they've been on strike every week lately, literally.

Hope they sack them now and get people in that will do the job.

is this just region specific? Down here in the Brighton area, they NEVER go on strike.
[mod]#21
csiman;6202590
is this just region specific? Down here in the Brighton area, they NEVER go on strike.


Constantly on strike in Peterborough. I think if a manager farts it's time to down tools and form a picket line. :roll:
#22
I've been waiting for a 1st class item for 8 days now!!

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