Friday, November 06, 2009
Here is the SchNews
One postie told SchNEWS why he is supporting the strike: 'Royal Mail recently announced that mail traffic was due to fall by 10% a year and to counter this they were going to engage in a period of 'modernisation'. The reality is that they're going to lay off 30% of the workforce, freeze pay indefinitely and engage in a period of Executive Action which would see a postie's workload increase between 30-40%. All of this bypassed a previously negotiated agreement with the Communications Workers Union.
While 3,500 post offices have closed across the country, the wages of Royal Mail boss, Adam Crozier, have shot up from a just-scraping-by £114,000 a year when he started in 2003 to over a million quid today. Meanwhile he has been busy telling the union to shut up and is employing 30,000 scabs to break the union resolve.