L1020094Roy Mayall is a blogger and postal worker, whose blog covers insider’s insight into the Royal Mail, the Communications Workers Union, postal disputes, the Post Office, the postal regulator, Ofcom, and anything to do with the postal industry in the UK or abroad. Roy, who is the Author of Dear Granny Smith: A letter from your postman, has had his work featured in The Guardian, London Review of Books, The Socialist Worker, the Independent, The Morning Star and The Week. He has also been featured on Radio 4.

Roy can be reached at: roymayall@googlemail.com

Roy Mayall’s blog in the London Review of Books: http://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/author/roy-mayall/

Roy Mayall in the Guardian Comment is free: http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/roy-mayall

Roy Mayall on Twitter: https://twitter.com/roymayall

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Let me know what’s happening in your office. All information handled discretely.

Who Is Roy Mayall?:

“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

Herodotus, The Histories, via the inscription on the main post office at 34th Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan.



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  1. Thanks for reply. I am afraid I don’t know how to edit the posts. I made mistakes then could only find quote to get it back to correct and then it printed out twice. If you can delete the one with mistakes it would tidy up your page. If there is a way to edit after it’s posted I’d be grateful to know. I will certainly let you know what my MP says. I wrote because earlier on I’d signed a petition to save our local post offices and she had backed that. Then the Lib Dem bumph came by private company so I complained and asked to what extent she was going to be backing Royal Mail in future and that would depend how I voted! She’s bound to get back in she’s in a pretty safe seat.

  2. Great set of articles, read the article today, we will soon have those machines in our office and deliveries going later.

  3. Hi Roy, i just wanted to contact you since i’m a canadian postman and i wanted to share my experience, i’m currently working at a new distribution center which his now using the poste moderne technique (two bundles). Not only this method has rendered our work harder, the size of our route has increased dramatically, to give you an example,in the last two days, i’ve worked two 12-hour shift in a row starting at 9 and finishing at 9, and i did’nt have time to finish the road ! People can’t believe it when they see their postman at 8 pm when it’s dark. !We are losing a considerate amount of time with the car and are becoming increasingly exhausted, even me, a 24 year old young man.We were supposed to pass less time at the post office sorting the mail but i’m still at the post office for at least 2 hour and a half each day , which is about the same time as the ancient method. Anyway, as with the royal mail, canada post seems to have undergone a discreet privatization , postal office are closing and relations at work are increasing in tension. I just want you to know that you are not alone and to not despair as we are currently fighting back with the union , even though the government has striked on our rights of negociations with a special law http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1011953–ottawa-moves-to-end-postal-disruption

    From a colleague,

    Jean-Pierre de Maisonneuve, Montréal

    1. Thanks Jean-Pierre. Of course you know that your own Moya Greene is now running the Royal Mail. Good luck with your struggle and keep me informed. Roy.

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