Unofficial strike action at Royal Mail delivery centre in Southampton

Hampshire Chronicle: Unofficial strike action at delivery centre Unofficial strike action at delivery centre

POSTAL chaos was avoided for Southampton today after 90 workers went on strike this morning.

The unofficial industrial action took place at Shirley Delivery Office over the suspension of a member of staff.

Rob Hayhurst, area of rep for the Communication Workers Union (CWU), said: "An individual CWU rep was suspended this morning and as far as everyone was concerned here, he followed the correct procedure, so we took action."

The strike action ended at 10.30am after around an hour and some deliveries in Shirley, Millbrook, Lordshill, Bassett and Chilworth may be affected.

 

 

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10:45am Wed 8 Jan 14

Dasal says...

Can we know what this person had done to get suspended?
Can we know what this person had done to get suspended? Dasal
  • Score: 2

11:07am Wed 8 Jan 14

sfc4eva76 says...

Didn't want to work past his finishing time to put it in a nutshell.
Didn't want to work past his finishing time to put it in a nutshell. sfc4eva76
  • Score: 8

11:57am Wed 8 Jan 14

Costa Baz says...

Good for him. Companies make fortunes off the backs of people working unpaid overtime. Unfortunately, owing to the current economic climate, more and more workers will be pressured into doing so, for fear of losing work.
Good for him. Companies make fortunes off the backs of people working unpaid overtime. Unfortunately, owing to the current economic climate, more and more workers will be pressured into doing so, for fear of losing work. Costa Baz
  • Score: 6

12:33pm Wed 8 Jan 14

tootle says...

Who cares - the earliest the post has arrived for weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!
Who cares - the earliest the post has arrived for weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !! tootle
  • Score: -3

12:48pm Wed 8 Jan 14

southy says...

Costa Baz wrote:
Good for him. Companies make fortunes off the backs of people working unpaid overtime. Unfortunately, owing to the current economic climate, more and more workers will be pressured into doing so, for fear of losing work.
At lest they showed some back bone in support to members,but there are bigger strikes coming.
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Good for him. Companies make fortunes off the backs of people working unpaid overtime. Unfortunately, owing to the current economic climate, more and more workers will be pressured into doing so, for fear of losing work.[/p][/quote]At lest they showed some back bone in support to members,but there are bigger strikes coming. southy
  • Score: 3

1:34pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Costa Baz says...

southy wrote:
Costa Baz wrote:
Good for him. Companies make fortunes off the backs of people working unpaid overtime. Unfortunately, owing to the current economic climate, more and more workers will be pressured into doing so, for fear of losing work.
At lest they showed some back bone in support to members,but there are bigger strikes coming.
I'm sure you're right.

This current Government, are recreating the working conditions and lifestyle that fueled the rise in Union power, before Thatcher destroyed them.

The revolution is coming.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: Good for him. Companies make fortunes off the backs of people working unpaid overtime. Unfortunately, owing to the current economic climate, more and more workers will be pressured into doing so, for fear of losing work.[/p][/quote]At lest they showed some back bone in support to members,but there are bigger strikes coming.[/p][/quote]I'm sure you're right. This current Government, are recreating the working conditions and lifestyle that fueled the rise in Union power, before Thatcher destroyed them. The revolution is coming. Costa Baz
  • Score: -2

1:48pm Wed 8 Jan 14

chimneysweep 1234 says...

The postal workers work very hard in all weather's well done for support your fellow worker
The postal workers work very hard in all weather's well done for support your fellow worker chimneysweep 1234
  • Score: 13

2:50pm Wed 8 Jan 14

mickey01 says...

get the poles in
get the poles in mickey01
  • Score: -16

3:48pm Wed 8 Jan 14

billygoatgruff says...

Well done all concerned,good to see some workers standing up for their rights for a change.
Well done all concerned,good to see some workers standing up for their rights for a change. billygoatgruff
  • Score: 0

4:42pm Wed 8 Jan 14

sfc4eva76 says...

Any sort of bullying in any walk of life is wrong. We as a delivery office are fed up with the bully boy tactics of those above us. Today we made a stand against it together.
Any sort of bullying in any walk of life is wrong. We as a delivery office are fed up with the bully boy tactics of those above us. Today we made a stand against it together. sfc4eva76
  • Score: 11

6:40pm Wed 8 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

sfc4eva76 wrote:
Any sort of bullying in any walk of life is wrong. We as a delivery office are fed up with the bully boy tactics of those above us. Today we made a stand against it together.
Stand proud my friend, you all do a great job, the weather lately must have been a nightmare, ignor the idiots that can't appreciate genuine workers.
[quote][p][bold]sfc4eva76[/bold] wrote: Any sort of bullying in any walk of life is wrong. We as a delivery office are fed up with the bully boy tactics of those above us. Today we made a stand against it together.[/p][/quote]Stand proud my friend, you all do a great job, the weather lately must have been a nightmare, ignor the idiots that can't appreciate genuine workers. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

7:22pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Huffter says...

A few days more or less for a Royal Mail delivery won't make any difference to anyone.
A few days more or less for a Royal Mail delivery won't make any difference to anyone. Huffter
  • Score: 0

9:13pm Wed 8 Jan 14

issacchunt says...

Did it turn up very late instead of pretty late?
Did it turn up very late instead of pretty late? issacchunt
  • Score: 2

10:37pm Wed 8 Jan 14

loonaloop says...

sfc4eva76 wrote:
Any sort of bullying in any walk of life is wrong. We as a delivery office are fed up with the bully boy tactics of those above us. Today we made a stand against it together.
I know to well what goes on at that place, Is the Tw@t manager who has the same surname as a fish still there? Awful regime with Racicts, Theives and managers who turn a blind eye to "old Buddys" antics.
[quote][p][bold]sfc4eva76[/bold] wrote: Any sort of bullying in any walk of life is wrong. We as a delivery office are fed up with the bully boy tactics of those above us. Today we made a stand against it together.[/p][/quote]I know to well what goes on at that place, Is the Tw@t manager who has the same surname as a fish still there? Awful regime with Racicts, Theives and managers who turn a blind eye to "old Buddys" antics. loonaloop
  • Score: -2

11:29pm Wed 8 Jan 14

This is the Real World says...

Time for some to get into the real world. Only losers were us the customers because of irresponsible behaviour of postal staff.
Time for some to get into the real world. Only losers were us the customers because of irresponsible behaviour of postal staff. This is the Real World
  • Score: -6

9:36am Thu 9 Jan 14

sfc4eva76 says...

This is the Real World wrote:
Time for some to get into the real world. Only losers were us the customers because of irresponsible behaviour of postal staff.
So you would except constantly being pressurized and bullied into working past your contracted hours.....I don't think so. Some of us have lives outside of work and responsibilities ie picking kids up from school. Im sure as hell im not willing to leave my kids at the school gate!!!
[quote][p][bold]This is the Real World[/bold] wrote: Time for some to get into the real world. Only losers were us the customers because of irresponsible behaviour of postal staff.[/p][/quote]So you would except constantly being pressurized and bullied into working past your contracted hours.....I don't think so. Some of us have lives outside of work and responsibilities ie picking kids up from school. Im sure as hell im not willing to leave my kids at the school gate!!! sfc4eva76
  • Score: 1

9:45am Thu 9 Jan 14

sfc4eva76 says...

loonaloop wrote:
sfc4eva76 wrote:
Any sort of bullying in any walk of life is wrong. We as a delivery office are fed up with the bully boy tactics of those above us. Today we made a stand against it together.
I know to well what goes on at that place, Is the Tw@t manager who has the same surname as a fish still there? Awful regime with Racicts, Theives and managers who turn a blind eye to "old Buddys" antics.
No the manager you are on out has been gone a couple of years...Im sure making another offices lives miserable.
[quote][p][bold]loonaloop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sfc4eva76[/bold] wrote: Any sort of bullying in any walk of life is wrong. We as a delivery office are fed up with the bully boy tactics of those above us. Today we made a stand against it together.[/p][/quote]I know to well what goes on at that place, Is the Tw@t manager who has the same surname as a fish still there? Awful regime with Racicts, Theives and managers who turn a blind eye to "old Buddys" antics.[/p][/quote]No the manager you are on out has been gone a couple of years...Im sure making another offices lives miserable. sfc4eva76
  • Score: -1

3:31pm Thu 9 Jan 14

This is the Real World says...

sfc4eva76 wrote:
This is the Real World wrote:
Time for some to get into the real world. Only losers were us the customers because of irresponsible behaviour of postal staff.
So you would except constantly being pressurized and bullied into working past your contracted hours.....I don't think so. Some of us have lives outside of work and responsibilities ie picking kids up from school. Im sure as hell im not willing to leave my kids at the school gate!!!
Unofficial & illegal strike you broke the law. Your choice. New carear maybe. Children are a life choice.
[quote][p][bold]sfc4eva76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]This is the Real World[/bold] wrote: Time for some to get into the real world. Only losers were us the customers because of irresponsible behaviour of postal staff.[/p][/quote]So you would except constantly being pressurized and bullied into working past your contracted hours.....I don't think so. Some of us have lives outside of work and responsibilities ie picking kids up from school. Im sure as hell im not willing to leave my kids at the school gate!!![/p][/quote]Unofficial & illegal strike you broke the law. Your choice. New carear maybe. Children are a life choice. This is the Real World
  • Score: 0

4:29pm Thu 9 Jan 14

sfc4eva76 says...

This is the Real World wrote:
sfc4eva76 wrote:
This is the Real World wrote:
Time for some to get into the real world. Only losers were us the customers because of irresponsible behaviour of postal staff.
So you would except constantly being pressurized and bullied into working past your contracted hours.....I don't think so. Some of us have lives outside of work and responsibilities ie picking kids up from school. Im sure as hell im not willing to leave my kids at the school gate!!!
Unofficial & illegal strike you broke the law. Your choice. New carear maybe. Children are a life choice.
Yes children are a life choice, and I work to support them. I chose to have children before I started working at royal mail. However since I started at royal mail our working hours have changed which means that I am not always available to do any overtime. This doesn't mean I need to change my job....I can still work my contracted hours, so thanks for the career advice but its not needed. As for saying the law was broken I am sure the union done everything to ensure the correct procedure was followed.
[quote][p][bold]This is the Real World[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sfc4eva76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]This is the Real World[/bold] wrote: Time for some to get into the real world. Only losers were us the customers because of irresponsible behaviour of postal staff.[/p][/quote]So you would except constantly being pressurized and bullied into working past your contracted hours.....I don't think so. Some of us have lives outside of work and responsibilities ie picking kids up from school. Im sure as hell im not willing to leave my kids at the school gate!!![/p][/quote]Unofficial & illegal strike you broke the law. Your choice. New carear maybe. Children are a life choice.[/p][/quote]Yes children are a life choice, and I work to support them. I chose to have children before I started working at royal mail. However since I started at royal mail our working hours have changed which means that I am not always available to do any overtime. This doesn't mean I need to change my job....I can still work my contracted hours, so thanks for the career advice but its not needed. As for saying the law was broken I am sure the union done everything to ensure the correct procedure was followed. sfc4eva76
  • Score: -1

5:10pm Thu 9 Jan 14

This is the Real World says...

sfc4eva76 wrote:
This is the Real World wrote:
sfc4eva76 wrote:
This is the Real World wrote:
Time for some to get into the real world. Only losers were us the customers because of irresponsible behaviour of postal staff.
So you would except constantly being pressurized and bullied into working past your contracted hours.....I don't think so. Some of us have lives outside of work and responsibilities ie picking kids up from school. Im sure as hell im not willing to leave my kids at the school gate!!!
Unofficial & illegal strike you broke the law. Your choice. New carear maybe. Children are a life choice.
Yes children are a life choice, and I work to support them. I chose to have children before I started working at royal mail. However since I started at royal mail our working hours have changed which means that I am not always available to do any overtime. This doesn't mean I need to change my job....I can still work my contracted hours, so thanks for the career advice but its not needed. As for saying the law was broken I am sure the union done everything to ensure the correct procedure was followed.
Unofficial strike is against the law. Are you still on strike now if not why did you return. I have a couple of freinds who work in Royal Mail and say they can't believe the amount of bone idle staff who don't care about the future of Royal Mail and go out of there way to be disrupt things.
[quote][p][bold]sfc4eva76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]This is the Real World[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sfc4eva76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]This is the Real World[/bold] wrote: Time for some to get into the real world. Only losers were us the customers because of irresponsible behaviour of postal staff.[/p][/quote]So you would except constantly being pressurized and bullied into working past your contracted hours.....I don't think so. Some of us have lives outside of work and responsibilities ie picking kids up from school. Im sure as hell im not willing to leave my kids at the school gate!!![/p][/quote]Unofficial & illegal strike you broke the law. Your choice. New carear maybe. Children are a life choice.[/p][/quote]Yes children are a life choice, and I work to support them. I chose to have children before I started working at royal mail. However since I started at royal mail our working hours have changed which means that I am not always available to do any overtime. This doesn't mean I need to change my job....I can still work my contracted hours, so thanks for the career advice but its not needed. As for saying the law was broken I am sure the union done everything to ensure the correct procedure was followed.[/p][/quote]Unofficial strike is against the law. Are you still on strike now if not why did you return. I have a couple of freinds who work in Royal Mail and say they can't believe the amount of bone idle staff who don't care about the future of Royal Mail and go out of there way to be disrupt things. This is the Real World
  • Score: 2

5:28pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Betelg. says...

"Withdrawal of labour can only take place after a full ballot of union membership and following statutory notification time frames and only where there is a documented formally raised difference of opinion between Union and employer over contractual terms and conditions"
So yes, it was illegal for them to talk out. And no, they don't care about us, customers. Royal Mail employees earn more money than people working in other areas even though they have to do less than those on minimum wage. They have more holidays and more bonuses and other benefits than many other people. All these are not enough for them, they want it all without having to work for it. Ridiculous. They should try to have an other job and that might open there eyes...
"Withdrawal of labour can only take place after a full ballot of union membership and following statutory notification time frames and only where there is a documented formally raised difference of opinion between Union and employer over contractual terms and conditions" So yes, it was illegal for them to talk out. And no, they don't care about us, customers. Royal Mail employees earn more money than people working in other areas even though they have to do less than those on minimum wage. They have more holidays and more bonuses and other benefits than many other people. All these are not enough for them, they want it all without having to work for it. Ridiculous. They should try to have an other job and that might open there eyes... Betelg.
  • Score: 1

5:31pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Betelg. says...

Betelg. wrote:
"Withdrawal of labour can only take place after a full ballot of union membership and following statutory notification time frames and only where there is a documented formally raised difference of opinion between Union and employer over contractual terms and conditions"
So yes, it was illegal for them to talk out. And no, they don't care about us, customers. Royal Mail employees earn more money than people working in other areas even though they have to do less than those on minimum wage. They have more holidays and more bonuses and other benefits than many other people. All these are not enough for them, they want it all without having to work for it. Ridiculous. They should try to have an other job and that might open there eyes...
*walk out
[quote][p][bold]Betelg.[/bold] wrote: "Withdrawal of labour can only take place after a full ballot of union membership and following statutory notification time frames and only where there is a documented formally raised difference of opinion between Union and employer over contractual terms and conditions" So yes, it was illegal for them to talk out. And no, they don't care about us, customers. Royal Mail employees earn more money than people working in other areas even though they have to do less than those on minimum wage. They have more holidays and more bonuses and other benefits than many other people. All these are not enough for them, they want it all without having to work for it. Ridiculous. They should try to have an other job and that might open there eyes...[/p][/quote]*walk out Betelg.
  • Score: 1

6:13pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Bigtoe12 says...

I work as a postman in a depot in the area and cannot believe how easy this job actually is and also the total meal of it the "old guard" make of the job. I'm not a union member, and would have happily worked through this pointless action by other staff as it's illegal and they won't get paid for it. Also fair play to Royal Mail for sticking to their guns and finally starting tackling the ineptitude and laziness that is endemic within this company. I work hard every day, like some others, only to see the majority of staff doing the minimum they can get away with, yet we both get paid the same!! These people have a job for life attitude, and if they don't wake up and smell the coffee they will see other commercial companies stealing business from Royal Mail just at the time when we need to all work together and hold onto our dominate market share. If not then it won't be long until there is no RM and they will find that working in the real world is a cut-throat place, and a huge number will be out looking for jobs that aren't there.
I work as a postman in a depot in the area and cannot believe how easy this job actually is and also the total meal of it the "old guard" make of the job. I'm not a union member, and would have happily worked through this pointless action by other staff as it's illegal and they won't get paid for it. Also fair play to Royal Mail for sticking to their guns and finally starting tackling the ineptitude and laziness that is endemic within this company. I work hard every day, like some others, only to see the majority of staff doing the minimum they can get away with, yet we both get paid the same!! These people have a job for life attitude, and if they don't wake up and smell the coffee they will see other commercial companies stealing business from Royal Mail just at the time when we need to all work together and hold onto our dominate market share. If not then it won't be long until there is no RM and they will find that working in the real world is a cut-throat place, and a huge number will be out looking for jobs that aren't there. Bigtoe12
  • Score: 2

9:53pm Thu 9 Jan 14

This is the Real World says...

Betelg. wrote:
"Withdrawal of labour can only take place after a full ballot of union membership and following statutory notification time frames and only where there is a documented formally raised difference of opinion between Union and employer over contractual terms and conditions"
So yes, it was illegal for them to talk out. And no, they don't care about us, customers. Royal Mail employees earn more money than people working in other areas even though they have to do less than those on minimum wage. They have more holidays and more bonuses and other benefits than many other people. All these are not enough for them, they want it all without having to work for it. Ridiculous. They should try to have an other job and that might open there eyes...
Bonus for putting pieces of paper through letter boxes sounds like a nice part time job for a bit extra cash
[quote][p][bold]Betelg.[/bold] wrote: "Withdrawal of labour can only take place after a full ballot of union membership and following statutory notification time frames and only where there is a documented formally raised difference of opinion between Union and employer over contractual terms and conditions" So yes, it was illegal for them to talk out. And no, they don't care about us, customers. Royal Mail employees earn more money than people working in other areas even though they have to do less than those on minimum wage. They have more holidays and more bonuses and other benefits than many other people. All these are not enough for them, they want it all without having to work for it. Ridiculous. They should try to have an other job and that might open there eyes...[/p][/quote]Bonus for putting pieces of paper through letter boxes sounds like a nice part time job for a bit extra cash This is the Real World
  • Score: 1

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