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MSE News: Threat to bank statements and bills if postal boycott goes ahead
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:26 PM
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Default MSE News: Threat to bank statements and bills if postal boycott goes ahead

"Postal workers could refuse to deliver post sent via anyone other than Royal Mail, a union says..."

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Old 04-12-2012, 12:39 PM
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No more junk mail, wonderful
www.helpforheroes.org.uk/donations.html
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Most of it seems to come from the postman (no stamp, often no address) these days anyway, so I doubt it'll make much difference to that.

But then I'm signed up to http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/mpsr/ ... but junk stuffed through your door by RM is not covered, and I think the advertisers know that.
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Old 04-12-2012, 1:20 PM
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A survey recently said that 50% of mail that comes through the letterbox is junk mail.

Wow, we can only aspire to such a situation. It's at least 75% at Onawingandaprayer Towers.
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Old 04-12-2012, 1:35 PM
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The big question is what are they trying to achieve.

All this will do is create even more firms to go it alone and do away with more jobs within royal mail. Cut your nose off springs to mind.

At the end of the day the management need to get a grip of what way the royal should go to protect jobs.

Only yesterday me and my wife queued for 15 mins with one cashier and the other trying to sort bags upon bags of parcels that the royal mail guy came to collect. More staff on the front line and less useless management is the key.
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Old 04-12-2012, 1:55 PM
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.......Post from Barclays, Sky, BT and HM Revenue & Customs is sent via TNT, while Vodafone uses UKMail. Private firms' mail makes up 45% of post delivered by Royal Mail......
Why on earth are the government, who own the Post Office using a private firm to deliver post, thats crazy!

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Why on earth are the government, who own the Post Office using a private firm to deliver post, thats crazy!
Because it's cheaper... HM Revenue and Customs don't own it so have to pay like anyone else.
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Most of it seems to come from the postman (no stamp, often no address) these days anyway, so I doubt it'll make much difference to that.

But then I'm signed up to http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/mpsr/ ... but junk stuffed through your door by RM is not covered, and I think the advertisers know that.
thats because you didnt opt out of it

http://www.royalmail.com/you-home/controlling-your-mail
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As for the story. simply dont see it going ahead
delivery staff are disillusioned and feel abandoned by the Union
For the union to come up with this crazy idea,and expect staff to deal with the fallout on the ground is madness
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I applied for a Barclaycard with Hilton points recently, and they want printed statements, but not online statements I print myself.

This is why, wherever possible, I do not switch to online statements.

Who has had to fork out for the "most recent three months" at 5 per statement?
What happens if you push this button?
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Another daft idea by the union that agreed to 4 hour long delivery shifts and late finishing times.
One thing though is that RM make a loss delivering this stuff,prob why stamp prices went sky high this year.
Closing accounts anytime Abbey/Santander go near them.

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Why on earth are the government, who own the Post Office using a private firm to deliver post, thats crazy!
Because the private firm will be doing it for less.....

Even the Gov. Has to look at cutting costs.

Anyway. Post Office and Royal Mail split a while ago and are 2 seperate entities.
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...Anyway. Post Office and Royal Mail split a while ago and are 2 seperate entities.
The Post Office remains part of the Royal Mail Group.

Ah no. I see that the PO is now owned directly by HMG as of 1st April this year.

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Ah no. I see that the PO is now owned directly by HMG as of 1st April this year.
And due for privatisation next year.....
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Royal Mail is being lined up for privatisation but Post Office Ltd is remaining in public ownership - see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17807772
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I wouldnt say fine beforehand lol but its a valid point its really gone downhill the last few years since Adam Crozier had a dabble.
Another overpaid Gremlin that no doubt got a fortune for his carnage.
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thats because you didnt opt out of it

http://www.royalmail.com/you-home/controlling-your-mail
The problem is that doesn't work. Just like their redirection service.
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The problem is that doesn't work. Just like their redirection service.
So your answer to the question is............
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In what other line of work would you be expected to give your competition a helping hand to compete with you?
Several privatised public monopolies spring to mind.

Our electricity network is managed by Scottish Power but we buy off e-on
Our phone line is owned and maintained by BT but we don't rent the line off them
Ditto internet service provider
I work for a bank and we outsource to Santander and HSBC for various services
etc
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Several privatised public monopolies spring to mind.

Our electricity network is managed by Scottish Power but we buy off e-on
Our phone line is owned and maintained by BT but we don't rent the line off them
Ditto internet service provider
I work for a bank and we outsource to Santander and HSBC for various services
etc
Not really comparable though
RM are dealing with the part of the business that has the highest cost
Thats the issue
When you outsource to Santander & HSBC. Are they forced to charge your bank less than it costs to do the work?
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