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GENERAL STRIKE

Union membership amongst posters(anonymous poll)

  • Not in Union, no plans to join one, employed

    Votes: 37 29.6%
  • Not in Union, planning to join one, employed

    Votes: 2 1.6%
  • Was in Union, not currently in Union, employed

    Votes: 3 2.4%
  • Was in Union, retired

    Votes: 25 20.0%
  • Never in Union, retired

    Votes: 3 2.4%
  • Not Always been in Union, but currently in Union, employed

    Votes: 16 12.8%
  • Always been in Union, employed

    Votes: 24 19.2%
  • NUS/Student

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Other(self-employed, unemployed, student )

    Votes: 14 11.2%

  • Total voters
    125

outreacher

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Unite says profiteering business `awash with cash’ but wages for some slashed by up to £7,000


Royal Mail managers across the UK are set to take industrial action in a dispute over further attacks on jobs and pay.


Unite, the managers’ trade union, says that 2,400 managers will work to rule on 15-19 July, followed by strike action on 20-22 July over what has now been confirmed by Royal Mail as a plan to cut 700 jobs and slash pay by up to £7,000.


Last year, Royal Mail paid out £400 million to shareholders and recorded a £311 million profit.


The union says that its members have no other option but to take strike action as months of consultation have failed to persuade Royal Mail off a path which Unite says is a `ruinous’ and needless course given that the business is `awash with cash’.


Unite is calling on Royal Mail to recognise that it has to restore jobs because the proposed cuts are so savage they will destroy the service.


Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “This business is awash with cash but it is putting profits and dividends for the few at the top ahead of its duties as a public service.


  • Deliveries will not be covered
  • Managers will take their breaks and start and finish on time
  • Managers will be taking their rest days leaving units with no manger on site
  • Weekends volunteer operation won't be covered
  • Units will have no person in control responsible for safety of the staff and buildings
  • Good will to work extra unpaid hours will cease
  • Some key services, like next day delivery and tracked items, will be delayed
  • Postal staff may refuse to cross picket lines or work in unmanaged buildings
 

raefil

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  • Deliveries will not be covered
  • Managers will take their breaks and start and finish on time
  • Managers will be taking their rest days leaving units with no manger on site
  • Weekends volunteer operation won't be covered
  • Units will have no person in control responsible for safety of the staff and buildings
  • Good will to work extra unpaid hours will cease
  • Some key services, like next day delivery and tracked items, will be delayed
  • Postal staff may refuse to cross picket lines or work in unmanaged buildings
The pressure is working then, which is great.

doing nothing, like you suggest, doesnt help at all,

My sign will remain to show my posties that they have solidarity.
 

outreacher

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The pressure is working then, which is great.

doing nothing, like you suggest, doesnt help at all,

My sign will remain to show my posties that they have solidarity.
I have been to Pertemps site, seems they supply Royal Mail workers all the time, as drivers, and sorting.

Be stupid of them to risk a big customer by breaking a strike.
 
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That is disgusting
 

outreacher

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That is disgusting
Why? They supply Royal Mail all the time. Don't believe everything the Daily Phail posts.

https://www.pertemps.co.uk/job/Royal Mail/Parcel-Delivery-Driver-job-at-Royal-Mail-in-Twickenham,-Greater-London?sp=29

Job Description​

Parcel Delivery Driver

Location: Twickenham​

Contract: Temporary​

Hours: 20 to 35 hours per week​

Shift: Between 11:00am and 19:00 (working 3-5 days between Monday to Sunday) Flexible​

Hourly Rate: £13.50​

Royal Mail is one of the UK’s best-loved brands. Every day, bringing letters and parcels to people around the country; something that communities across the UK rely on. They are 150,000 strong with 500 years of history and are hugely proud of the service they provide.​

About the role

You’ll start your day for an hour or so in the local delivery office, sorting the mail for your route, before taking out your van to complete your round. You’ll each be given a hand-held computer device to capture customer signatures for deliveries and the round will take around four hours to complete. The hand-held computer will also act as your routing system putting your round in the most economical route, telling you which house to go to next.​

 
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Took My Heart

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I suspect local government will be out next. Offered 4% but that's in the context of continued shit pay offers for the last decade.

Local government workers have received a 33% pay cut in real terms since 2009 compared to the increase in the retail price index
 
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