politics

Rubbish

So. The bin men in Edinburgh have almost reached a deal (See here), this means my bin which was collected once in 6 weeks is going to be emptied regularly again.

I don’t understand how unions can expect no redundancies, no cuts when every sector in the city is being hit. Working for the council does not make you special and somehow beyond the effects of the recession.

Oh well, some people still live in the 70s.

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Royal mail

Looks like this may be the beginning of the end ARGHHHHH for Royal Mail.

Workforce stuck in the 70s are repeatedly shooting themselves in the foot. I doubt there is any public sympathy to those workshy lazy leaves ***********.

I doubt they’re smart enough to actually realise what they’ve started.

  • Royal Mail is losing money: Fact.
  • Most people didn’t mind royal mail, it just worked: Fact.
  • Competition is catching up, competing in the most profitable parts of the business: Fact.
  • There is plenty of room for RM to modernise in terms of automation: Fact.

As a result.

  • RM is losing the profitable business since it cannot compete: Losses get bigger.
  • People are pissed off with RM and start looking for alternatives: More losses.
  • The parts that were subsidised by the profitable parts will be simply abandoned.

Net result of the strike: More losses resulting in bigger redundancies and job cuts.
The cycle has started, the unions are to blame.

here is the news:

THE 70s ARE OVER! WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE.
Burying your head in the sand is Website longer an option, trusting in the sanity of the unions is not a strategy and it’s a stupid option.

End of Rant.

-RW