18 Jun 2007, 17:03
The rumour's I've seen on political sites are that Gordon brown DOES NOT WANT A NATIONAL STRIKE TO MARR HIS TAKE-OVER OF THE P.M. JOB.
He has contacted the "ORGAN GRINDER and his MONKEY" to make it clear
Also the CWU has played a canny game in NOT calling strikes , even though they have had the mandate to do so....Thus appearing to be very reasonable to the PUBLIC ( I have not had ANY of my customers say that POSTMEN are in the wrong...They have all BLAMED the RM )
Royal Mail are playing catch-up....writing to M.P.'s (after CWU had already done so....)
They are now trying to be the reasonable employer by going to ACAS......because they have FAILED to get their opinion over - that LATER DELIVERYS / JOB CUTS are good !
"Mr. Peacock & Mrs Slowcome" are showing signs of weakness......they have been PANIC'd into a step that previously they would never consider.....NEG. AT ACAS ! ( DAE FACTO - THE UNION)
BUT the CWU must be careful that RM dont take the inicitive, and get the PUBLIC ( and by definition the MPs - because they want the public's vote's ) on their side because the CWU was "stuck in the 70's and only wants to strike"...Walking away from the ACAS talks.....AGAIN, let RM (Blink ) walk away FIRST........
AUTOMATION was always on the cards at some stage......SLAVE LIKE CONDITIONS WERE NOT !!!!!
NEGOTIATION IS THE WAY FORWARD, but if UNCLE AL thinks he can break the UNION just because he run ASDA (where there was no real UNION power ) ........HE's IN FOR A BIG SUPRISE
His POLITICAL MASTERS will only want him while he is getting PUBLIC support.......
His SELL BY DATE might just be about to expire...