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Royal Mail: Union votes for strike

9th October, 2009 by Daniel

Argos and eBay ready to desert Royal Mail as union votes for strike |
UK news |
The Guardian

It’s a mess this Royal Mail stuff isn’t it? I mean fair enough the workers are fed up they’ve been pushed to hard for too little money and so are rightly fed up and want to strike. Have a look at this from a Postie.
But this threat has affected their business so much more widely – for a service that is struggling as it is with the decline of the written letter to give retailers a glimpse of unreliability is being returned by them taking away their internet deliveries.

It’ll get much worse before it’ll get better. Can the Royal Mail even survive for many more years?

Update

Lord Mandelson on the prospect of a postal strike a moment ago:

“A national postal strike defies logic. It would be a suicidal act – turning more hard pressed consumers and businesses away from using mail.


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