Is it worth using Royal Mail ?

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Is it worth using Royal Mail ?

Post by expressman33 » Mon Oct 24 2022 12:45pm

Will just mean more job cuts .

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Re: Is it worth using Royal Mail ?

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Re: Is it worth using Royal Mail ?

Post by Richard Frost » Tue Oct 25 2022 2:57pm

Unfortunately that is what strikes are about. Inconvenience, delay, disruption. They are timed to frustrate and annoy.

As for job cuts Royal Mail are already poised to axe 10,000 jobs
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Re: Is it worth using Royal Mail ?

Post by pabenny » Tue Oct 25 2022 3:26pm

The graphic is misleading, almost to the extent of being fake news.

The CWU has given notice of national strikes on 25 October and 28 November.

All the other days mentioned are specific groups of workers - eg delivery staff will be out just one day a week. Mail is unlikely to take 10 days for delivery as suggested.
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Re: Is it worth using Royal Mail ?

Post by expressman33 » Tue Oct 25 2022 4:12pm

pabenny wrote:
Tue Oct 25 2022 3:26pm
The graphic is misleading, almost to the extent of being fake news.

The CWU has given notice of national strikes on 25 October and 28 November.

All the other days mentioned are specific groups of workers - eg delivery staff will be out just one day a week. Mail is unlikely to take 10 days for delivery as suggested.
thanks , post amended , but I still wouldn't trust Royal Mail at the moment . Last Saturday I received 2 hospital letters for appointments the previous 2 days ( Thursday and Friday ) .
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Re: Is it worth using Royal Mail ?

Post by Richard Frost » Sun Oct 30 2022 11:06pm

Royal Mail have called off any planned industrial action for now

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63446176

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Re: Is it worth using Royal Mail ?

Post by Richard Frost » Mon Oct 31 2022 5:52pm

Royal mail to introduce owner/driver workers into the workforce.

"This reaffirms the company's whole approach of imposing change rather than negotiating it," the CWU added.

"Not only is the offer not applicable to Parcelforce and fleet employees, but the company have confirmed that, as of tomorrow, new entrants will be brought in on lower terms, and will be introducing owner-drivers into Royal Mail - a service that will be comparable to Uber."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63459389

I can imagine a scenario where the CWU call for a full time strike at some stage. Not sure where the future lies for Royal Mail TBH. They are in a very difficult position.

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