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When it started going wrong

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Re: When it started going wrong

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where did it go tits up ?? when tony teflon blair opened up royal mail. anyone whos dun a few years in this job will know that everything had rm top right corner. look at it now, uk post, tnt blah blah blah. then blair wants us to deliver it all for pennies. im suprised that there still is a r.m, let alone there be 1 this time next year
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Blackadders correct, RM started going wrong when Tony Blairs Labour came to power in 1997, he tried to privatise us and didnt like it when there was a huge uproar about it from CWU, the public and politicians, so he set up postcomm to look into RM, everybody knew it was backdoor privatisation, when i started on RM nearly 30 years ago, if you had 2 bags of mail it was the norm, mail volumes over the last 20 years have gone up, not counting the last 5, but mail had gone up by 80 or 90%, its still 70% up on what it was, the reason why mail volumes are decreasing is partly because of e-mail and text, but the real reason is the opening up of our mail market in 2006, 2 years before the EU said they were opening up the mail markets, and then the EU didnt open them up, which left our mail market vunerable to foriegn companies creaming off our business mail, which subsidises the cost of the stamp, Leighton and Crozier could have saved this business, if they had just told postcomm that DA mail should be the same price as RMs mailsort, if they had done this then RM wouldnt have lost any money, trouble is they thought they were due a big bonus and shares for themselves if they kept their mouths shut and let RM get shafted. Theres a lot more to it than this, too much to write down, but since 1997 its like the people at the top of this business have had an agenda to run this company into the ground, in order to make it easier for privatisation.
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Hello Johno,hows tricks,in the mean time...
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Mid to late eighties in my view
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gone wrong in the last 3 - 4 years. mainly because we are repeatedly being told that no one sends mail anymore (its busier in our office than ever, and they are moving us to bigger premises) how come..... and that we are all pinching and not delivering our letters and dont take any pride in our work, etc..... if you are told something often enough you start to think why should i bother if they dont.
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soon as the regulator reared its ugly head ???
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THATCHER THATCHER THATCHER , DO I SAY ANYMORE ,
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ndg1 wrote:THATCHER THATCHER THATCHER , DO I SAY ANYMORE ,
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TrueBlueTerrier wrote:
ndg1 wrote:THATCHER THATCHER THATCHER , DO I SAY ANYMORE ,
Die, Die ,Die
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fledermaus?
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clashcityrocker wrote:fledermaus?
It is a farce. :whistle
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The first time it is a tragedy.
The second time is a farce.
Our hair was short we said what we thought
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When they started to have the idea of to "save money" - boom!
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drgeek wrote:When they started to have the idea of to "save money" - boom!
yes when they decided to make the walks massive
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With work measurements 'Postie's' have always had a full day of duties. Some work faster then others and some slower so the average is what is used to produce a good days work. This includes legislated breaks such as coffee, washroom, lunch, add on the travel time to and from the delivery area it adds up. When we do not take our rightful breaks then it appears that we get a pretty sweet deal. The public do not know that most Postie's start their days long before the start to stir from their slumber. We only have Monday to Friday delivery and only a once thru... so our routes here are getting pretty long walks and most of us in Canada are still walking not driving not biking our routes. Still it is a good job but I would not recommend it as a long term career as the body will not hold up to the new reality that the Postal Masters have imposed on us.
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