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Postal Strikes will Lose Small Firms Customers

Postal Strikes will Lose Small Firms Customers

Postal workers must reach a rapid agreement with Royal Mail to end strike action across the UK, as the strikes may cause small firms to lose customers, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned. Thousands of postal workers have gone on strike across the UK, after disagreements over the modernisation of the postal service, including job cuts and a reduction in services. FSB spokeswoman, Prue Watson, warned that the strikes could cause lasting damage to small businesses, many of which rely on Royal Mail’s postal services to deliver supplies and invoice customers. “Small firms are at risk of losing customers due to the postal strikes, because they won’t be able to deliver what their customers need in time,” she said. “In addition, as cashflow and late p... »

More Postal Disruption Ahead

Small Business News – 10th October 2007 Now that postal workers are returning to work after their two 48 hour strikes, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and the Royal Mail have so far failed to break the deadlock on an agreement over pay & conditions. As the postal system slowly deals with the backlog of mail that has built up over 4 days of striking, it seems that there will be further disruption to postal services before the service has the chance to resume normallity. The latest round of strikes are proposing to see different departments walk out with only 24 hours of industrial action each in order to stagger the disruption. The following dates of industrial action are planned, with the starting times of the 24 hour strike periods: 15 October, 18:00 BST Mail sorting offic... »