13 Jun 2007, 00:23
13 Jun 2007, 11:01
deadbox wrote:SEE this article......
http://www.oxfordmail.net/news/letters/ ... 14.0.0.php
"Clive Harrison Quarhill Close Over Norton THE concerns of businesses over the impact of a postal strike (Oxford Mail, June 8) highlight the vital role postal workers have in our economy.
Your readers will have noticed that even postal items with non-Royal Mail postage are delivered to them by their Royal Mail postie. This is because all private postal companies do is collect letters from their customers and bring them to a Royal Mail centre, where they are processed and sent to a Royal Mail delivery office.
From there, a Royal Mail postie delivers them to us.
Is this parasitic or what?
So while Royal Mail must rightly ensure a universal service, it is also forced to compete with private companies that use Royal Mail to save costs, cherry-pick their customers, and are only interested in the big, profitable contracts such as the ones they have with banks (certainly not small businesses).
Competition is destroying Royal Mail. Collections from most post boxes are down to one a day, and the second delivery has disappeared.
If the proposed huge job cuts were allowed to happen, deliveries in rural areas would be cut down to perhaps three a week.
We are all at a crossroads, and our last hope is the union.
By sacrificing their pay to oppose pay and job cuts, our posties are saving the service for us all.
Please write to Royal Mail demanding it negotiates with the union and so prevents the strike, or we may soon find we have no Royal Mail."