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What is your opinion on the royal mail taking on temporary staff to cope with the strike?

The management will not make overtime payment to staff engaged in removing any backlog of letter and parcels directly attributable to Industrial action and reserves the right to employ temporary staff to cope with the work load of mail what is your opinion?

Asked By: - 11/14/2009
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I think it is strike breaking and should not be allowed. The Royal mail management have proved over the last few years to have no man management skills whatsoever. They are obviously incompetent... More
Answered By: devonian2001 - 11/14/2009
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It gives a job to lots of temporary staff who wouldn't otherwise have one. There's always an influx of temps at Christmas, the mail can't be shifted without them unless the posties are willing to go to go to a fifth or even sixth bag. Lots are not.
Answered By: prakdrive - 11/14/2009
 
i think its stupid becasue they were recruiting, they gave me an interview but at the interview they were jus takin peoples details and puttin them in the waitin list and telling them that all the jobs were gone so why dd they offer me an interview in the first place!. i think its silly considering the yget paid 6.50... More
Answered By: diva - 11/14/2009
 
its part of the strike allowance by royal mail. they only allow this kind of industrial action if the strikees agree to their jobs being temporarily covered. Problem with that is sometimes they take on the temp staff and get rid of the permanent... More
Answered By: tinow - 11/14/2009
 
SCABS! (JK I don't know enough to comment)
Answered By: Vinegar - 11/14/2009
 
What are they supposed to do? It's a public service we have already payed for by mailing out letters. They have to arrive somehow despite their money dispute.All they will end up doing is disbanding the royal mail and the we will all be fu***d.
Answered By: helen p - 11/14/2009
 
None of my business. It is between Royal Mail and their employees.
Answered By: KENNETH D - 11/15/2009
 
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