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UK postal workers’ strikes

October 22, 2009

Sometimes I despair at the lack of logic of some groups of workers and the blinkered view of their unions.

Any group of workers whose jobs are threatened have my sympathy. Some (notably in the last 12 months) have agreed to work more flexibly, take pay cuts or longer unpaid leave to help save jobs. Not the postal workers.

Someone once said “The only thing we learn from history is that we never learn anything from history.” So true here.

Every time they strike or disrupt deliveries more companies seek out alternative ways of continuing their business. Competition to Royal Mail letter delivery grows and grows. At Christmas Scout groups deliver cards locally to raise funds around Farnham and Ipswich, a  one man operator delivers mail in Plymouth and a plethora of larger companies offer courier services in the uk and delivery world-wide.

Do these workers genuinely believe their actions will achieve anything positive for their jobs and their future?

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