The not so jolly postman

‘Kids love us. We’re like Father Christmas bringing presents to your door’

 

Postal worker Roy Mayall loves his job – the fresh air, the early starts, even the Christmas rush. But this year it’s not quite so much fun. The service is being ‘modernised’, resulting in backlogs and delays. So will your cards get through?

From the Guardian.

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No united front at the Royal Mail

Memories of last year's postal workers' strike, which some managers broke, have not faded. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The thought of striking managers caused hilarity in the posties’ smoking shed this morning. The thought of privatisation didn’t.

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A letter to Vince Cable

Vince Cable: able to listen?

 

Visit our delivery offices, Mr Cable, and you’ll see how Royal Mail ‘modernisation’ is a disaster but there’s much worth saving here.

From the Guardian.

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Don’t go postal over election leaflets

All parties standing in any constituency have the right to one free leaflet drop by the Royal Mail – the rest come from party canvassers. Photograph: Murdo Macleod

Election leaflets might seem a relic in the age of TV debates, but they do serve an important function for smaller parties…

From the Guardian.

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Union deal lets postal workers down

Up to 35,000 delivery workers will be worse off if the deal between Royal Mail and the CWU goes through. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Rex Features

If the agreement between Royal Mail and the CWU is accepted it will be another weapon in the armoury of bad-natured managers..

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