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calendar   Friday - October 16, 2009

So I got ride to another city to drop off some mail because ….

In a world run by Labour and unions well ....

We had some papers to do with house deed that had to be mailed back to the attorney in Southampton.  Got a ride from friend and hand delivered.
That city is only 13.7 miles away and about 13 minutes at 10 in the morning. What a fiddly 13 miles it is tho. A lot on freeway but still busy roads.
If the strike actually does come off, we’ll be looking at late charges from our bank in Calif. I bet.

I’m not unsympathetic to ppl who work hard and haul and sort mail while politicians who are supposed to be looking out for their constituents are fiddling the books and stuffing their own greedy pockets.  But I really think the union members in this case may be deluded or easily led by their commie leadership.  Holding the country to ransom not exactly a clean fight.

I have to be careful what I say because as you know, I am so damn anti-union anyway that I’m as likely to be against them even if they voted in favor of motherhood.


Union sets dates for ‘suicidal’ nationwide post strike by 120,000

By Sean Poulter

The postmen’s union yesterday revealed the dates of its first national strikes involving 120,000 workers in the row over modernisation of Royal Mail.

Drivers and mail centre staff are due to walk out next Thursday for 24 hours, then 78,000 delivery workers will strike on the Friday.

The ‘suicidal’ walkouts are forecast to send the mail backlog of 30million items - following localised industrial action - soaring to more than 100million.

And they could cost the economy an estimated £1.5billion, harming the fragile recovery.

Further national strikes are threatened for the following weeks, dealing a further blow to business confidence and threatening the Christmas plans of millions of families.

Business leaders have suggested that the Communication Workers Union has a ‘death wish’.

The announcement of strike dates is expected to be the trigger for Royal Mail to lose a number of key contracts, including Amazon and Play.com, in the crucial Christmas trading period .

Business Secretary Lord Mandelson has refused to intervene and said yesterday: ‘I very much regret this decision by the CWU. Candidly, I think it is suicidal. It will only serve to drive more customers away from Royal Mail.’

Online auction and shopping website eBay said it has signed deals with courier firms to help its sellers continue to trade in the run-up to Christmas.

Microsoft has altered plans for the release of its Windows 7 programme because of the strike.

Thousands of computer enthusiasts in Britain will get copies of the new software 24 hours before the rest of the world, on October 21, to dodge the action.

The strike also threatens to increase tensions within the Labour Party.

Although ministers have refused to intervene the CWU can call on powerful support from backbench MPs.

Labour, facing a general election next year, is also dependent on financial and logistical support worth £1million from the CWU.

Strike dates were announced after Royal Mail failed to bow to a series of union demands, including guaranteed pay rises for the next three years.

Royal Mail managing director Mark Higson said the union’s decision was an ‘appalling and unjustified attack’ on customers.

He claimed the move ‘underlines the union’s opposition to simple changes, such as its members working flexibly for all of the hours they are paid and using the equipment provided to do the job’.

Just over 50 per cent of CWU members who were eligible to vote supported strike action. It is unclear, whether all its members will heed the call to stop work.

CWU deputy leader Dave Ward said the union was still prepared to explore third-party mediation.

Talks between the warring parties are due to continue today.

The union called on the Government to intervene in the dispute.

Mr Ward said: ‘This Government has recently intervened in the problems of Vauxhall and Lloyds Bank. They are the sole shareholder of Royal Mail and it is unbelievable that they continue to stand aside.’

High Street retailer John Lewis yesterday reported an early Christmas shopping rush amid suspicions that families are trying to beat the post strike.

Sales in the first full week of its Christmas goods trading were up by 14.7 per cent on last year.

SOURCE

When I visited this city today, I thought I was stepping into another country.  I’ve been here a number of times in the past but never noticed before today.  So many accents and foreign languages. All sounded like babble.  Friday ... market day.  Had I known I might have brought a camera.


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