ssdd wrote:So I thought the agency workers are being employed just to cover parcels. WTLL on Tuesday I asked if there was a potential for them to be delivering mail. An emphatic NO was the answer from the DOM.
I Believe they were Hired to Break Any Strike that occured in the Run up to Christmas, although RM are hardly likely to admit that are they?
To give him his due our DOM said he didn't want them in our DO but they were forced on him at short notice without his agreement.
Royal Mail obviously must have paid up front for these Guys (or signed a contract with the Agencies), or they'd simply have said, "Thanks a Lot ... We don't need them now"
and saved the money. Once more it Looks like RM Management have been outmaneuvered by SMARTER Businessmen than themselves.
I don't understand how they would have been used for Large Parcels Only as they don't know the Area?
Ours are being used as Van Share Partners... on Duties that are normally done by a single Postie ...... It's a Pain in the Arse as you've got to Re-Jig the Delivery Route so it's actually in some kind of order to Deliver with a LWT.
You say you were told you got a big NO about them delivering mail, but we've heard nothing of the kind. I share your fears that these Agency Guys will become more Competent over the following weeks, and therefore be more use to RM if we do take IA .... Despite us NOT Training them.
I have no expeirence of "Wild Cat"
strikes but have followed a few post on here where they have happened. There doesn't appear to be any significant come back on the DO, apart from an immediate Meeting were all the problems are quickly rectified. Would any DO be penalised if their Posties Refused to work with these Agency Guys ,and simply walked out?